Coventry Dakin's tale begins with her accidental killing of her neighbour. Forced to flee the law, she deserts her council estate, her boring husband and two demanding children for the anonymity of London's cardboard city.
Originally published in 1988, Rebuilding Coventry is a brilliantly observed satire of Eighties Britain and the hypocrisy of the middle and upper classes.
"Proof, once more, that Townsend is one of the funniest writers around." (
"Townsend's wit is razor-sharp" ( The Daily Mirror)
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I always have an audible tape on the go but can't stand to listen to the narration on this one. Irritating to the extreem.
Definitely worth a listen!