Author: Vernon Coleman

Category: Humor

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The first of four books about Mrs Caldicot. Mrs Caldicot is a widow who leads a revolution in a depressing nursing home. The novel has been filmed with Pauline Collins as Mrs Caldicot and John Alderton as the nursing home owner. Peter Capaldi plays Mrs Caldicot's son. This is the first Mrs Caldicot novel. (The second, which continues the story, is Mrs Caldicot's Knickerbocker Glory. The third book is Mrs Caldicot's Oyster Parade and the fourth is Mrs Caldicot's Turkish Delight.) Books and film have been widely praised. The Times described it as `Funny and poignant'. The Daily Express called it a `fairytale comedy'. The Daily Telegraph called it `Funny and poignant and socially relevant'. Cinema audiences stood and cheered at the end when the film was shown. The first of the books and films to see life through the eyes of the older citizen.`Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War made me laugh out loud. Dr Coleman's lightness of touch and direct prose are all that one could wish for.' - Maxwell Craven in the Derby Evening Telegraph`Vernon Coleman really captures the personality of Mrs Caldicot. You'll be hooked and won't be able to put it down.' - Newton Abbott & Mid Devon`Understated British classic.' - Express and Echo`Funny and thought provoking novel.' - Western Morning News'Funny and poignant...about a woman who decides to fight back, transforming the lives of those around her.' - The Times'...typically understated British classic.' - Express & Echo'Humour, pathos and sympathy.' -Evening standard 'Witty, poignant and beautifully written' - Western Mail'...a little British comedy with a big heart.' Financial TimesThe author, Vernon Coleman, is a qualified doctor who has written over 100 books - many of which have appeared on bestseller lists. His books have sold over two million hardback and paperback copies in the UK and been translated into 24 languages. There is a list of his other novels on his Amazon author site. Bestselling non-fiction books include Bodypower. He is also the author of How to Stop Your Doctor Killing You.What the papers say about Vernon Coleman:Coleman is a very funny writer - This EnglandVernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book GuideNo thinking person can ignore him - The EcologistA godsend - Daily TelegraphSuperstar - Independent on SundayCompulsive reading - The GuardianHis message is important - The EconomistHis advice is optimistic and enthusiastic - British Medical JournalThe man is a national treasure - What doctors don't tell youIts impossible not to be impressed - Western Daily PressOutspoken and alert - Sunday ExpressMarvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible - The SpectatorProbably one of the most brilliant men alive today - Irish TimesKing of the media docs - The IndependentBritain's leading medical author - The StarBritain's leading health care campaigner - The SunThe patients' champion - Birmingham PostThe doctor who dares to speak his mind - Oxford MailHe writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeepingetc etc