'Hilarious and totally Townsend. There were parts where I laughed until I cried' Daily Mail
What happens when a duvet day turns into a duvet year?
Sue Townsend, the bestselling author of the Adrian Mole series, returns with a funny and touching novel about what happens when someone stops being the person everyone wants them to be.
The day her twins leave home, Eva climbs into bed and stays there. For seventeen years she's wanted to yell at the world, 'Stop! I want to get off'. Finally, this is her chance.
Brian, her unfaithful husband, is upset. Who will cook his dinner? He says she is attention seeking, but word of Eva's defiance spreads.
Legions of fans, believing she is protesting, gather in the street. While Alexander the white van man brings tea, toast and sympathy. And from this odd but comforting place Eva begins to see both herself and the world very, very differently. . .
Bestselling author Sue Townsend has been Britain's favourite comic writer for over three decades.
'Laugh-out-loud . . . a teeming world of characters whose foibles and misunderstandings provide glorious amusement. Something deeper and darker than comedy' Sunday Times
'She fills the pages with turmoil, anger, passion, love and big helpings of wit. It's full of colour and glows with life' Independent
'Touching and hilarious. Bursting with witty social commentary as well as humour' Women's Weekly
'A funny, poignant look at modern family life' Daily Express
Customer ReviewsSee All
Disappointing ending to a brill story
What an amusing story so much that I could relate to it ! Such a shame about the abrupt ending ...... Perhaps theres gonna be a sequel ?
OK for passing the time
Well written and not lacking in humour and pathos but overall not a great contender.
Simples it's brilliant
Iv been reading this book and its truly brilliant and unpredictable. A really great read Eva the main character seems to be insane however we find out the truth and understand why she has done what she has done. Great for people who may have just started reading books.Funny in parts not belly busting laughter but spontaneous burst of giggles. Love this book. I won't give the ending away but sometimes that's all it needs!