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Andrea Bennett: "Old people are written off as old bags that aren’t interesting"

Andrea Bennett: "Old people are written off as old bags that aren’t interesting"

This week we talk to debut Andrea Bennett who talks about living in Russia during the 90s which later inspired her to write her first novel 'Galina Petrovna's Three Legged Dog Story'.
A joyful and hilarious tale of some very spirited septuagenarians and babushkas as they overcome innumerable obstacles to save their beloved mutt from a heartless exterminator in a land where bureaucracy reigns above all else.
This is a very charming podcast episode talking to an author who's first novel came quite unexpectedly. Andrea came through the open submission with HarperCollins, who after submitting the first few chapters was asked to send the rest.
Sat at home doing spreadsheets, when she got the call to say they wanted to publish 'Galina', Andrea thought it was a joke!

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