Kitty Killin is not only a good storyteller, but also the World's Greatest Expert when it comes to mothers having new and unwanted boyfriends. Particularly when there's a danger they might turn into new and unwanted stepfathers...And when we got home I slid his newspaper out of sight under the rug, and dropped dead leaves off the houseplants into his beer out of spite. ... He only really let his anger show once, and that was when I left one of my essays for Mrs Lupey lying on the arm of the sofa where ... talk entitled Divorce Should be Forbidden Until the Last Child has Left Home, my descriptive essay called An Old Man Ageing.
|Publisher||:||Penguin UK - 2001-07-05|