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All books  Society, Politics & Philosophy +Biography
Title:  Stealing Water: A Secret Life in an African City
Binding:  Paperback: 320 pages
Author:  Tim Ecott
Publisher: Sceptre
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0340936649
ISBN-13: 9780340936641

Product Dimensions: 
19.8 x 13 x 3.6 cm
Category(ies) :  Society, Politics & Philosophy +Biography
Shipping weights: 
Price: RMB128.00
Reading level : 


Publisher Comments
'Funny, never self-pitying and a pleasure to read' -- Guardian 'There are belly laughs enough, and some serious criminality to boot, but Ecott's outstanding talent as an author is for pathos. [It] moved me more than once to tears. As an author, Dickens is the comparison' -- Matthew Parris, The Times 'Engrossing [...] it's a love story without romance, or redemption, or a tidy resolution; and all the finer for it' -- Mail on Sunday 20080316 'The narrative crackles and fizzles along' -- Irish Times 20080223 'An extraordinary account of childhood in a baroque South Africa. Unputdownable - never sentimental, extremely honest and with a positively Dickensian cast of characters' -- Emma Thompson 20080223 'The greatest memoir to come out of white Africa since Rian Malan's My Traitor's Heart - it reads like Angela's Ashes rewritten by Nick Hornby under a baking Johannesburg sun ... told with warmth, humanity and humour to burn' -- Tony Parsons 20080223 'A truthful story brilliantly told - both funny and moving. I often had to lay the book aside to recover from laughter ... Tim Ecott cleverly captures the feeling of an extraordinary life' -- Lynne Reid Banks 20080223 'Tim Ecott's story of growing up in Ireland and Africa is both haunting and funny. He writes with compassion and honesty to give us a truly memorable account of an extraordinary upbringing' -- Fergal Keane 20080223 'STEALING WATER is a simultaneously hilarious and heartbreaking portrait of poor-white family life in the twilight of apartheid' -- Richard E. Grant 20080223 'Excellent' -- Metro 20080223

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