Our Precious Lulu

Our Precious Lulu

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Lulu has always been intolerable. From spending every childhood moment worming her way into the affections of her stepmother (spitefully undermining poor Geraldine, her dumpy and hardworking stepsister, along the way) to growing into a sexy, long-legged and ruthless adult. Jobs, lovers, fashionable clothes: Lulu picks them up at whim and drops them with equal ease, confident that Geraldine and her faithfully supportive husband, Robert, will bail her out of every passing problem. But not even watchful Robert has realized quite how much Geraldine's exemplary patience has rested on one simple but long-lasting assumption about her own family. Could everything finally be about to change ...?show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 126 x 192 x 18mm | 181.44g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552775738
  • 9780552775731
  • 799,329

Review quote

"Sharp and black ... Fine's depiction of a cunning and manipulative character is masterful, and the conclusion is horribly satisfying." * The Times * "Fine writes in dignified and clear prose that does ring true." * Sunday Times * "This wickedly entertaining novel ... is not one to miss" * The Independent * "Few writers can convey better than Anne Fine the dangerous currents that ripple through an unhappy family." * Financial Times * "Fine untangles all these threads with great psychological intelligence, and a merciless sense of comedy." * Saga *show more

About Anne Fine

Our Precious Lulu is Anne Fine's eighth novel. Her first was the critically acclaimed The Killjoy, which was runner up for the David Higham Prize for Fiction. Taking the Devil's Advice and Telling Liddy have both been adapted for radio. Anne Fine's work has been translated into over thirty languages. She has two grown-up daughters and lives in County Durham.show more

Back cover copy

Lulu has always been intolerable. From spending every childhood moment worming her way into the affections of her stepmother (spitefully undermining poor Geraldine, her dumpy and hardworking stepsister, along the way) to growing into a sexy, long-legged and ruthless adult. Jobs, lovers, fashionable clothes: Lulu picks them up at whim and drops them with equal ease, confident that Geraldine and her faithfully supportive husband, Robert, will bail her out of every passing problem. But not even watchful Robert has realized quite how much Geraldine's exemplary patience has rested on one simple but long-lasting assumption about her own family. Could everything finally be about to change ...?show more

Review Text

"Fine untangles all these threads with great psychological intelligence, and a merciless sense of comedy."show more

Rating details

89 ratings
2.92 out of 5 stars
5 6% (5)
4 24% (21)
3 37% (33)
2 25% (22)
1 9% (8)
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