The heroine of Mavis Cheek's new novel grows up expecting little of life and even less of herself. But the one thing she longs for is a nice house with a warm clean pink bathroom. So why does she always end up living in grotty houses with such cold draughty bathrooms? And will the germ of self-belief planted by her mother-in-law change her priorities?
Mavis tells Martha about the experiences in her own life that inspired her latest book, Yesterday's Houses.
Yesterday's Houses by Mavis Cheek is published by Faber and Faber, ISBN: 0571224237
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