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A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian


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Marina Lewycka lives in Sheffield with her husband and daughter, and teaches at Sheffield Hallam University.


It's rare to find a first novel that gets so much right . . . Lewycka is a seriously talented comic writer * Time Out *
More than just a jolly romp with political undertones is the way it captures the peculiar flavour of Eastern European immigrant life . . . a very rich mixture indeed, as well as very enjoyable reading * Daily Express *
Funny, gritty, original ... one I adore * Independent *
Remarkable, a lovely novel * Sunday Telegraph *
An extraordinary read . . . nothing short of amazing. A rare treat, all too easy to gulp down in one greedy sitting * Spectator *
Outstanding * Literary Review *
Extremely funny * The Times *
Intelligent, lively, well written and compassionate * Financial Times *
Ploughs a rich comic furrow * Daily Telegraph *
A clever, touching story * Economist *
Mad and hilarious * Grazia *
Hilarious * The Times *
A delightful first novel . . . an understanding of history, a profundity, and yet a lightness of touch, that are a joy... funny and touching * The Daily Mail *
Hugely enjoyable . . . yields a golden harvest of family truths * The Times *
Memorably inventive, unexpectedly moving * Daily Telegraph *
Wit, humour, sparkling dialogue, vivid characterization and generous spirit. Food for thought and a great read * Daily Mail *
Enthralling * Sunday Times *
Thought-provoking, uproariously funny, a comic feast. A riotous oil painting of senility, lust and greed * TLS *

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