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The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr [electronic resource]

Maynard, Frances2017
Funny, heart-warming and ultimately triumphant, The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr by Frances Maynard is a story for anyone who doesn't quite fit in – and for everyone who chooses not to. Perfect for fans of Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. 'Wonderful' – Rosie Walsh, author of The Man Who Didn't Call. Elvira Carr is twenty-seven, neuro-atypical, and has never lived alone. But her father – who she suspects was in the secret service – is dead, and when her mother has a stroke and is taken into care, Elvira suddenly finds herself home alone. In order to cope, Elvira – who knows a lot about biscuits and supermarkets, but not much about life – develops Seven Rules for interacting with others. Not even her rules can help her, however, when she's faced with solving a mystery she didn't know existed . . . 'Big-hearted and charming' – James Hannah, author of The A to Z of You and Me.
[Place of publication not identified] : Pan Macmillan, 2017
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The Seven Imperfect Rules of Elvira Carr is Frances Maynard's first novel. It was runner-up in the Good Housekeeping 2014 First Novel Award and shortlisted for both the 2016 Mslexia First Novel Competition and the Lucy Cavendish Prize. Frances teaches English, part-time, to adults with learning difficulties, including Asperger's. She is married with one grown-up daughter and lives in Dorset.
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