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Spencer's List

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Spencer, Fran and Iris have something in common: the feeling that life is passing them by. Spencer's lost his lover, who bequeathed him a list of things to do; Fran shares a run-down house with her oddball brother; whilst Iris spends her time cleaning up after her two teenage sons...

SPENCER'S LIST is a wonderfully funny tale of life lived on the edge - of reason, of failur
Paperback, 329 pages
Published 2003 by Penguin (first published February 7th 2002)
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Oct 05, 2014 Richard rated it liked it
I read this book fairly quickly as it's a light and fun read but only that. I never really felt I got to know the characters or really care for them too much either.

Lissa Evans can write well so I persevered.

Light and easy but not much substance and not as funny as it claims to be.
Feb 05, 2016 Els rated it did not like it
Ik zag een leuke cover en hoopte een daar bijhorend leuk boek te lezen. Jammer genoeg was het niet zo. Ik ga niet ontkennen dat er geen grappige stukjes inzaten maar over het algemeen vond ik het vrij saai. Misschien lag het eerder aan de manier van schrijven dan aan de inhoud zelf maar ik moest mij er echt door worstelen. Waarom dan niet opgeven en iets anders lezen? Ik wil gewoon proberen ieder boek een kans te geven en ik hoop steeds dat er een wending inkomt waardoor ik blij ben dat ik doorz ...more
Jul 10, 2010 Elizabeth rated it it was ok
I bought this before my trip bc it was set in London but it wasn't that great so I didn't bring it along.
It ended better than it started but it just didn't make me laugh like is suggested it would (and British fiction often does). It was about people's lives, the bad, more bad and some good.
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Dec 18, 2016 cynthia black rated it really liked it
Fun, light with a mix of drama and sincere characterization of the characters. Love that British humor.
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After a brief career in medicine, and an even briefer one in stand-up, Lissa Evans became a comedy producer, first in radio and then in television. Her first novel, Spencer's List, was published in 2002, and since then she has written three more books for adults (two of them longlisted for the Orange/Baileys Prize) and two for children (the first of them shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal). Her tw ...more
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