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2020 bk 172 I picked this up back in 2002 read it and fell in love with the characters, purchasedin the series, read them, and shelved the books as keepers I ve re read them once or twice along the way but it has probably been five years since the last reading The distance between the readings allowed me to pick up lines that I had missed or for which I didn t have background knowledge before hand This is one book that keeps getting better each time I read it A mystery, but not qu 2020 bk 172 I picked this up back in 2002 read it and fell in love with the characters, purchasedin the series, read them, and shelved the books as keepers I ve re read them once or twice along the way but it has probably been five years since the last reading The distance between the readings allowed me to pick up lines that I had missed or for which I didn t have background knowledge before hand This is one book that keeps getting better each time I read it A mystery, but not quite a mystery, a historical fiction, a family genealogy book This book fits so many different categories It is one I will continue to cherish I can see myself rereading this at some point It is delightful in the way that Wes Anderson movies are Lots of heartwarmingly imperfect characters and a street wise kid narrator Experiencing Rosie s world through her eyes is pretty hilarious, and all the slang thrown about is exciting While all the seediness unfolds around her, the feeling of safety is always still within grasp thanks to having loads of people around looking out for her and in a way, for you As an anxious reader person th I can see myself rereading this at some point It is delightful in the way that Wes Anderson movies are Lots of heartwarmingly imperfect characters and a street wise kid narrator Experiencing Rosie s world through her eyes is pretty hilarious, and all the slang thrown about is exciting While all the seediness unfolds around her, the feeling of safety is always still within grasp thanks to having loads of people around looking out for her and in a way, for you As an anxious reader person that was a very welcome feeling Liked this new ish series very much Reminded me of my favorite Jane Duncan My Friends series, but set in Cockney London just after WWII. In a word Delightful I will definitely be looking forbooks by this author. It s the early 1950 s and seven year old Rosie lives in Soho with Aunt Maggie and Uncle Bert, who are her parents even though she s dimly aware that they really aren t Rosie knows that her mother left her behind in their cafe when she was a newborn, and Maggie and Bert kept her for their own Their family is rounded out by the crooked lawyer, the medium and the hooker who all live next door.Written as a memoir, this book goes on aimlessly until about fifty pages from the end when suddenly there It s the early 1950 s and seven year old Rosie lives in Soho with Aunt Maggie and Uncle Bert, who are her parents even though she s dimly aware that they really aren t Rosie knows that her mother left her behind in their cafe when she was a newborn, and Maggie and Bert kept her for their own Their family is rounded out by the crooked lawyer, the medium and the hooker who all live next door.Written as a memoir, this book goes on aimlessly until about fifty pages from the end when suddenly there s a kidnapping and everything is about Rosie s mother, whose situation has been clear pretty early on I can t say that the writing is bad, because I ve seen so much worse, but it isn t good, especially when the cover proclaims this book to be a prize winner for fiction The author relies heavily on cliches and takes the reader into situations that seem pointless and meandering.Oddly, this was published by Poisoned Pen Press here in Scottsdale, which I thought worked only in mystery and crime Though the story includes crime, it s seen through the eyes of a child and couldn t be called a crime novel in any way 2.5 stars What a charming, delightful read Pip Granger is able to transport anyone back to an English childhood, even those of us born in the USA Clever, engaging and much too short Well done This is the second in the Soho series chronologically and picks up seven years after Trouble in Paradise with the focus centered on Rosa, the baby Zelda foresaw as coming into Bert and Maggie s life.While Tarts doesn t have that intense pull that Paradise did, I still couldn t put it down for all the drama that rose up around our Rosa Charlie Fluck is back and he s the main source of the threats against her as well as one of the methods by which we learn of Cassandra s background I can see t This is the second in the Soho series chronologically and picks up seven years after Trouble in Paradise with the focus centered on Rosa, the baby Zelda foresaw as coming into Bert and Maggie s life.While Tarts doesn t have that intense pull that Paradise did, I still couldn t put it down for all the drama that rose up around our Rosa Charlie Fluck is back and he s the main source of the threats against her as well as one of the methods by which we learn of Cassandra s background I can see this background and the corporate control it teeters over continuing onto a third novelplease I suspect most parents would find Rosa s childhood absolutely appalling and, I cannot disagree that Rosa learns a lot about the seamy side of life that I would prefer children never learn but she is being raised with such an incredible amount of love by a huge circle of friends that I can only wish thatkids had her opportunities She is loved She is cared for She is protected by a neighborhood Kids today should be so lucky &EBOOK ↡ Not All Tarts Are Apple ⇦ A rags to riches story with a deeply original spin, NOT ALL TARTS ARE APPLE is narrated by seven year old Rosie who grows up in a cafe in s Soho, watched over by her eagle eyed Auntie Maggie and Uncle Bert, and visited on occasions by her mother, the mysterious, and often drunk, Perfumed Lady But it soon transpires that the Perfumed Lady s family landed gentry who hail from a country estate near Bath are desperate to get their hands on Rosie, and will stop at nothing even kidnap to acquire herPeopled with a wonderful cast of eccentric subsidiary characters Great Aunt Dodie, Madame Zelda and Paulette, Sharky, the Campini Family who run an Italian delicatessan in Old Compton Street, and Maltese Joe all of whom live in a Soho so atmospherically evoked that you can smell and taste it, this is a novel made to be published by Transworld Listed as a mystery I only found one mystery Who was 7 year old Rosie s father I think I figured it out, but Anyway the title of this booked intrigued me and figured a good fall Halloween mystery was ripe for the season Bobbing for apples anyone This was a cute quick read that takes in Great Britain in 1953 Neighbors of Uncle Bert and Aunt Maggie s tavern enjoy fun times centered on erratic Cassandra and her daughter Rosie Rosie is always eavesdropping on the adult s conversations Fill Listed as a mystery I only found one mystery Who was 7 year old Rosie s father I think I figured it out, but Anyway the title of this booked intrigued me and figured a good fall Halloween mystery was ripe for the season Bobbing for apples anyone This was a cute quick read that takes in Great Britain in 1953 Neighbors of Uncle Bert and Aunt Maggie s tavern enjoy fun times centered on erratic Cassandra and her daughter Rosie Rosie is always eavesdropping on the adult s conversations Filled with unique characters that live on the wild side of gossip, gangs, low morals and prostitution it makes for an interesting storyline Cassandra s background is from the finer side of the tracks, but she has experienced some misfortune during her teen years and has vanished from her privileged lifestyle The British humor is witty and amusing In 1953, London s alleyways are full of all sorts of shady characters But seven year old Rosie has a spot in everyone s heart She lives with her Uncle Bert and Aunt Maggie, and one day she learns that The Perfumed Lady is really Rosie s mother And there is a plot afoot that Rosie is the target of She rallies the whole neighborhood to her aid This was a whimsical book It had a really British writing style, with a lot of British terms and a sort of British feel to it, which I enjoyed Also In 1953, London s alleyways are full of all sorts of shady characters But seven year old Rosie has a spot in everyone s heart She lives with her Uncle Bert and Aunt Maggie, and one day she learns that The Perfumed Lady is really Rosie s mother And there is a plot afoot that Rosie is the target of She rallies the whole neighborhood to her aid This was a whimsical book It had a really British writing style, with a lot of British terms and a sort of British feel to it, which I enjoyed Also, I loved all the characters fortune tellers, card sharks, crooks, who are all good people in their way, as well as Rosie s family And Rosie herself was a great character, an indomitable, cheerful, seven year old who narrates the book throughout, never allowing herself to be beaten down or intimidated