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Happy Accidents [Paperback]

Tiffany Murray
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Oct. 28 2004 0007183666 978-0007183661

An hilarious debut novel of family, secrets and dead ancestors in the attic.

Kate Happy's favourite books are Jane Eyre and Salem's Lot because they're English and American and so is she. It's the early eighties and Kate is being brought up by her grandparents on their huge sprawling farm in Herefordshire.

Gran has been homesick for Coney Island for thirty-eight years, hating her husband but determinedly donning her best pink Chanel suit and high heels to step out into the muck-splattered farmyard. Grandpa himself is bonkers, an ex-naval Captain who wanders round the house shouting sea-faring commands. Mum's gone AWOL since she ran over Kate's dad in her soft-top Triumph Spitfire. And are those really Dad's ashes in a Hellmann's mayonnaise jar in the attic?

Singled out by Boyd Tonkin as one of The Independent's top ten distinctive novels of this autumn: "Woody Allen visits Cold Comfort Farm in this black comedy of an Anglo-American rural childhood", Happy Accidents is a wonderful first novel that confirms Tiffany Murray as a rising star of British fiction.


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‘Witty, romantic and irreverent… Inventive, funny and affecting, this is a story that is powerful without being mawkish.’ Daily Mail

'Along with her whip-cracking dialogue, it is quirky images that are Murray's forte … throwing the freewheeeling antics of the Happys into hilarious relief.' The Observer

'Murray manages to counterpoint beautifully the loveless, the perverse and even the wicked with all that is tender and true in human relationships.' Zoe Strimpel, Time Out

‘Woody Allen visits Cold Comfort Farm.’ Boyd Tonkin, Independent

--This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

A graduate of UEA's M.A fiction program, Tiffany Murray has had short fiction appear in Pretext and Mslexia, as well as a series of first-person articles published in The Independent on Sunday. She has lived in New York, where she taught Caribbean literature at NYU; she was an actress for a second; and she is now completing her PhD. at UEA, where she teaches Creative Writing with Paul Magrs, Michele Roberts and Patricia Duncker. Tiffany is co-editing Pretext 8 with Helon Habila.


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5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Read Aug. 26 2005
Format:Paperback
A fantastic and funny book. Kate Happy's story, part Jane Eyre and part Paper Moon really did make me laugh out loud and then cry. A lovely read. The critics must be right. I'd thoroughly advise reading it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshingly Unique & Witty Novel Nov. 8 2004
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This witty novel, with a unique voice and characters had me laughing out loud from the first page. The author evokes the spirit of her characters, with blatancy and biting humor. I highly recommend.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Wonderful Read Aug. 26 2005
By J.McCaughey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Paperback
A fantastic and funny book. Kate Happy's story, part Jane Eyre and part Paper Moon really did make me laugh out loud and then cry. A lovely read. The critics must be right. I'd thoroughly advise reading it.
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