The Good, the Bad and the Little Bit Stupid

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ISBN: 9780241430323 Author: Lewycka, Marina Publisher: Fig Tree Publication Date: 4th March 2021 Imprint: Fig Tree Cover: Paperback Dewey: 823.92 (edition:23) Pages: 258, 272 Language: English Edition: 1st paperback ed Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

After walking out on his wife Rosie on Referendum night 2016 to shack up with hairdresser ‘Brexit Brenda’ next door, he thinks he’s got it made – especially when he wins millions on a Kosovan lottery he only vaguely remembers entering. Unfortunately, he’s forgotten his password and can’t get at his money. Which is a problem because he suddenly has to contend with lots of forceful new friends desperate to know his mother’s maiden name. As things quickly get out of hand, George must make a mad dash from Sheffield to the Adriatic – and into the arms of organized crime gangs who specialize in illegal kidney transplants and heroin smuggling. George is in need of rescue – both from this pickle and from himself. But will his son Sensible Sid, Brenda, and Rosie put aside their differences long enough to help? And might the journey bring this dysfunctional family back together?

A LAUGH-OUT-LOUD NOVEL FROM THE BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF A SHORT HISTORY OF TRACTORS IN UKRAINIAN

After walking out on his wife to shack up with ‘Brexit Brenda’ next door, George Pantis thinks he’s got it made – especially when he wins millions on a Kosovan lottery he barely remembers entering.

Unfortunately, he can’t access the money because he’s forgotten his password. What is he meant to tell all the forceful people who keep appearing at his doorstep desperate to know his mother’s maiden name?

The situation is shadier than he thinks, and George is need of rescue. But will his dysfunctional family be able to save him, and in the process, can they save each other?
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‘Lewycka has carved out a reputation for tackling Big Topics with wit and humour’ Radio Times

‘Warmly funny’ Daily Mail

‘Her state-of-the-nation novel crackles with zingy one-liners and shrewd humour’ Mail on Sunday

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