What Rhymes with Bastard? What Rhymes with Bastard?

What Rhymes with Bastard‪?‬

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Publisher Description

The hilariously candid story of an unbelievably dysfunctional and disintegrating relationship.

When her beloved Jack got banged up in a mental hospital after trying to sail down the Thames in a makeshift raft, Linda didn’t take the hint. Instead, she married him and moved to San Francisco, where she planned to get ahead. Alas, her blue-skied visions hadn’t included unemployment, arguments, or Jack’s desire to sleep with as many women as he could get his hands on.

As romance turns to rot, our heroine pours her bile into song (but what does rhyme with ‘bastard’..?), assembles a cabaret band and takes to the dark, sticky stages of the city’s nightclubs. And there, amid a morass of strippers, magicians, artists and assorted weirdoes, she strives for the ultimate musical accolade: Ms Accordion San Francisco 2004.

This is, essentially, the story of how a very nice boyfriend became a plastered bastard and how Linda wrote some songs about it.

Reviews

‘Disgustingly, outrageously, intolerably funny. I am in love with Linda Robertson.’
Ian Sansom

'A hilarious and bittersweet comedy about a woman with the worst boyfriend on earth.’
Jenny Colgan

‘Likening Robertson's quirky and wonderfully funny memoir, What Rhymes with Bastard? to an edgy Bridget Jones certainly gives you a flavor of the book…and much, much funnier – than Helen Fielding's books…this memoir is a true delight.’ Sunday Times ‘Picks for 2008’

About the author

Shy, retiring Linda Robertson is technically Scottish, but spent twenty-three years honing her English accent before moving to the US. She likes to be prepared. After many years pootling on the violin, she started squeezing a small, golden accordion and hasn’t looked back since. She was 2004’s Accordion Queen of San Francisco. This is her first book.

GENRE
Fiction & Literature
RELEASED
2009
February 16
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
256
Pages
PUBLISHER
Fourth Estate
SELLER
Harper Collins Canada Limited
SIZE
682
KB

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