by Jo Brand - £8.99 Headline Publishing Group (2010)
paperback ISBN 13: 9780755322329 | ISBN 10: 0755322320
A genuinely funny and original novel about mental illness, growing up and parental breakdown from much-loved comedienne Jo Brand.
Alice is five, and convinced she needs five personalities to cope. Her family, tucked in a cottage in deepest Herefordshire, are a bit weird. Her mother Gina is obsessed with the weatherman on the local news and when she climbs naked onto the roof with Alice's pet guinea pig in her arms, she is whisked off to the local psychiatric hospital. Keith, Alice's father, tries to keep calm, but his patience is severely tested by his in-laws. The only thing that gives Alice's hope is her love for Morrissey of The Smiths...
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