Not All Tarts Are Apple

Not All Tarts Are Apple

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A rags-to-riches story with a delightfully original spin, Not All Tarts Are Apple is narrated by seven-year-old Rosie who grows up in a cafe in 1950s Soho, watched over by her eagle-eyed Auntie Maggie and Uncle Bert, and visited on occasions by her mother, the mysterious, and often drunk, Perfumed Lady. But it soon transpires that the Perfumed Lady's family - landed gentry who hail from a country estate near Bath - are desperate to get their hands on Rosie, and will stop at nothing - even kidnap - to acquire her. Not All Tarts Are Apple is peopled with a wonderful cast of eccentric subsidiary characters - Great Aunt Dodie, Madame Zelda and Paulette, Sharky, the Campini Family who run an Italian delicatessan in Old Compton Street, and Maltese Joe - all of whom live in a Soho so atmospherically evoked that you can smell and taste it.Friday and Saturday crawled by. Madame Zelda, Paulette and ... I liked the rides at the zoo a€“ the elephants were almost as good as donkeys a€“ but not hairy enough or blessed with the same sense of humour. It was a nice trip out and we gotanbsp;...


Title:Not All Tarts Are Apple
Author: Pip Granger
Publisher:Random House - 2011-01-11
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