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The Comedienne
by VG Lee

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A special 10th anniversary edition of VG Lee's cult first novel

'A light touch, a wonderful laconic style and spot-on humour made it a joy to read' - Andrea Levy, author of Small Island

When Joanie Littler moves back home to look after her mother, she quickly falls for their stylish neighbour Susan, who has a lovely lounge but never invites Joanie to her patio parties. Finding herself with just Edith Piaf the cat for company, our heroine invents a new lover. 'Freddy' will provide hilarious material for Joanie's proposed comedy act and her passport back into the world of couples.

In a new afterword, the author reveals how life imitated art when she embarked on a stand-up comedy career of her own and made it to the finals of the Hackney Empire's New Act of the Year.

Praise for The Comedienne:

'In the tradition of Lucky Jim - Grade A' Girlfriends

'The Comedienne has an intrinsic truth that pulls you in before you know it' Time Out 

'Straddling the knife edge between funny and sad, it leaves you giggling days later' Gscene 

VG Lee is the author of two other novels and her short story book, As You Step Outside, was published by Tollington in 2008. She is available for readings:

www.vglee.co.uk

 

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The Comedienne
by VG Lee

Published in Feb 2011
by Tollington Press

Price £9.99

ISBN 978-0-9560173-8-3

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