Funny, heart-warming and ultimately triumphant, The Seven Imperfect Rules
of Elvira Carr is the perfect story for anyone who doesn’t quite fit in – and for
everyone who chooses not to.
Elvira Carr is twenty-seven and neuro-atypical. Her father – who she suspects
was in the secret service – has passed away and, after several Unfortunate
Incidents growing up, she now spends most of her time at home with her
overbearing mother. But when her mother has a stroke and is taken into care,
Elvira is suddenly forced to look after herself or risk ending up in Sheltered
Accommodation. Armed with her Seven Rules, which she puts together after
online research, Elvira hopes to learn how to navigate a world that’s full of
people she doesn’t understand. Not even the Seven Rules can help her,
however, when she discovers that everything she thought she knew about her
father was a lie, and is faced with solving a mystery she didn’t even know
existed . . .