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06 April 2007


On the road, round the world - preview
Two Caravans by Marina Lewycka, published by Fig Tree (Penguin), £16
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    Marina Lewycka's father has actually written a short history of tractors, and in Ukrainian, too
  • He must be some character, this father of hers, because he makes another brief appearance in Lewycka's comic, touching and politically robust second novel, Two Caravans
  • In this story he's ninety-two years old, and he doesn't marry a woman who spends his money on breast implants, he just proposes marriage to most of the residents and staff in his nursing home
  • But he's chiefly in love with the gearbox of his old motorbike

  • Alison Leonard, Wirral & Chester MM

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