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Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War

(The first book in the Mrs Caldicot series)
A novel by

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.) 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 Times
The 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 England
Vernon Coleman writes brilliant books - The Good Book Guide
No thinking person can ignore him - The Ecologist
A godsend - Daily Telegraph
Superstar - Independent on Sunday
Compulsive reading - The Guardian
His message is important - The Economist
His advice is optimistic and enthusiastic - British Medical Journal
The man is a national treasure - What doctors don't tell you
Its impossible not to be impressed - Western Daily Press
Outspoken and alert - Sunday Express
Marvellously succinct, refreshingly sensible - The Spectator
Probably one of the most brilliant men alive today - Irish Times
King of the media docs - The Independent
Britain's leading medical author - The Star
Britain's leading health care campaigner - The Sun
The patients' champion - Birmingham Post
The doctor who dares to speak his mind - Oxford Mail
He writes lucidly and wittily - Good Housekeeping
etc etc


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Used availability for Vernon Coleman's Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War

Hardback Editions

January 2004 : UK Hardback

Title: Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 0-7531-7081-7 / 978-0-7531-7081-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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April 1993 : UK Hardback

Title: Mrs. Caldicot's Cabbage War
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 0-9503527-8-0 / 978-0-9503527-8-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Chilton Designs Publishers
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Paperback Editions

July 2004 : UK Paperback

Title: Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War (Isis General Fiction)
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 0-7531-7082-5 / 978-0-7531-7082-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Ulverscroft Large Print
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June 2002 : UK Paperback

Title: Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-904001-00-9 / 978-1-904001-00-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Great Fiction
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Audio Editions

April 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
ISBN: 1-84559-387-1 / 978-1-84559-387-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Soundings Audio Books
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Kindle Editions

January 2014 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Mrs Caldicot's Cabbage War
Author(s): Vernon Coleman
Publisher: Chilton Designs
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