Guppies for Tea by Marika Cobbold

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A chronicle of three generations of women tells of Amelia Lindsay, who is fighting to make her grandmother's dearest wish come true while she copes with her troublesome boyfriend, her obsessive mother, and other problems. A first novel.
 

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Published January 1, 1993 by BLACK SWAN. 288 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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It is Amelia who visits the ``large, malfunctioning child'' her grandmother is becoming and who whisks Selma off to Abbotslea (where Amelia lives with country solicitor Gerald Forbes) after a disturbing episode in which the Cherryfield powers-that-be boil the home's fish tank full of guppies.

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British writer Cobbold's debut novel, which introduces three generations of women, each ineffectual in her own way, proves much sadder than it is droll. It's been decided that Selma Merryman, recently

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But Selma's 31-year-old granddaughter, Amelia, determines to liberate Selma from the community of pathetic residents and authoritarian nurses.

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Though aware that Gerald's feelings toward her have changed, Amelia has no idea that her successor is Gerald's sexy, uninhibited secretary, Clarissa, or that she's already in place.

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