Not All Tarts Are Apple

Not All Tarts Are Apple

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A rags-to-riches story with a delightfully original spin, NOT ALL TARTS ARE APPLE is narrated by seven-year-old Rosie who grows up in a cafe in 1950s Soho, watched over by her eagle-eyed Auntie Maggie and Uncle Bert, and visited on occasions by her mother, the mysterious, and often drunk, Perfumed Lady. But it soon transpires that the Perfumed Lady's family - landed gentry who hail from a country estate near Bath - are desperate to get their hands on Rosie, and will stop at nothing - even kidnap - to acquire her. NOT ALL TARTS ARE APPLE is peopled with a wonderful cast of eccentric subsidiary characters - Great Aunt Dodie, Madame Zelda and Paulette, Sharky, the Campini Family who run an Italian delicatessan in Old Compton Street, and Maltese Joe - all of whom live in a Soho so atmospherically evoked that you can smell and taste it.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 336 pages
  • 106 x 179 x 27mm | 181g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552148954
  • 9780552148955

About Pip Granger

The daughter of a Soho gangster who ran a porn shop and a headmistress from Dagenham, Pip Granger grew up at No 61, Old Compton Street above the Two Is Cafe where Tommy Steele and Billy Fury used to go. Now in her fifties, she is married and lives in Bristol. Not All Tarts are Apple is her first novel.show more