Sixteen-year-old Lisa has high hopes for her first year in London. But squeezed into a temporary council flat with her bohemian mother and a little brother obsessed with foxes, she is not off to the best start. Ambitious to be more like her elusive, glamorous sister, Ruby, who lives life to the full, Lisa trails through the city, dabbling with drugs and romance, and refusing to lose faith in her belief that something fantastic will happen to mark the rest of her life.
- Paperback | 256 pages
- 129 x 198 x 16mm | 214g
- 04 Jun 2008
- Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
- London, United Kingdom
'She describes monumental life events simply, which makes them more powerful' Sophie Dahl 'A delightful read' The Times 'Attending to Esther Freud's still, truthful voice becomes not only a pleasure but a necessity' Jonathan Coe 'Freud has drawn her characters with great affection and her light touch ensures that a tone of brave sweetness is maintained throughout This is the spirit which makes Peerless Flats so touching and enjoyable a novel' Evening Standard
About Esther Freud
Esther Freud was born in London in 1963. She trained as an actress before writing her first novel, Hideous Kinky, which was shortlisted for the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize and was made into a feature film starring Kate Winslet. She has since written four other novels. Her books have been translated into thirteen languages. Her most recent novel was The Sea House.