Seven-year-old Rosie, who lives with her aunt and uncle in the Old Compton Street Café, is the darling of their Soho neighborhood. Her low-class neighbors are made up of con men, thieves, shady lawyers, fortune tellers, pimps and prostitutes. One day, a girl at school tells everyone that Rosie’s mum is a tart.
Rosie’s world is turned upside down and she fears her secure life with her aunt and uncle will come to an end. What transpires is a hilarious tale of good guys and bad guys told from a little girl’s perspective. Pip Granger’s Not All Tarts are Apple is a charming and entertaining story. The British vocabulary just adds to the good old humor.