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Maureen and The Big One (Maureen #3)

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"If I'm not mistaken, dear - and I'm very rarely mistaken, dear - your vacancies sign appears to have been cut from the card of a cereal packet. Now I know I've only just set foot inside, but this does not bode well for my stay."

When Maureen goes to Blackpool, the weekend starts with her hotel looking decidedly different from the online photographs - and not in a good way!
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Kindle Edition, 75 pages
Published November 2nd 2013 by Jonathan Hill
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David Haynes
Feb 22, 2014 David Haynes rated it it was amazing
Everyone should read the Maureen books.
I say this because every time I read one, I come out of the other end smiling. Maureen is one of those people who we all recognise, but probably from a safe distance. Reading one of her adventures puts you slap bang in the middle of her life and although you might want to run away, you can't because you must see what happens. You know disaster beckons but it's compelling.

The Big One is no different. Maureen on holiday in Blackpool awakens some old memorie
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Michael Brookes
Jan 18, 2014 Michael Brookes rated it it was amazing
Maureen is a wonderful character and one I'd probably never have met if I didn't read indie authors. She's an odd character, larger than life she is often a comic character through her mishaps and clumsiness. She also has a more complex side and in truth a more tragic side. So much so that you feel for her, you might laugh at the things that she does, or says but you also wonder how she came to be the person she is.

Like A Letter for Maureen (which remains my favourite book of the series so far,
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Kath Middleton
Nov 04, 2013 Kath Middleton rated it it was amazing
Many readers have delighted in the exploits of Maureen, a lady of a certain age who can sweep into any situation leaving a chaotic wake. Here is all the humour we've come to expect but there's so much more. I feel that in this story Maureen takes on greater depths. I laughed at her visit to the rock shop - made to hide from another situation she'd created. I loved her sudden discovery of a gambling addiction, her consultation with a pseudo psychic and her ride on the ghost train. There's a ...more
Elaine
Oct 07, 2014 Elaine rated it it was amazing
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It was simply lovely to touch base with Maureen again. She is the sort of character you just cannot help liking, but from a safe distance because you just know that if something can go wrong in any situation, it is going to go wrong when Maureen is around. The results are usually very funny, for the onlooker if not for Maureen. Maureen is a woman of a certain age, widowed, and I always think it is incredibly brave of the Maureens of this world to go on holiday by themselves. First we saw her go ...more
Cathy
Jan 03, 2014 Cathy rated it it was amazing
Having encountered Maureen several times now I'm beginning to feel I know her quite well. I follow her on Twitter @MaureenEbooks and enjoy her barbed comments and so was looking forward to reading another Maureen novella from Jonathan Hill. The context for this book is Maureen attempting to get over her bereavement after the sad demise of husband Roy. Maureen has planned a trip to Blackpool as part of her re-habilitation and the contrast between the destination here and on her other trip in ...more
Joo
Aug 13, 2016 Joo rated it it was amazing
Maureen's latest outing takes her to Blackpool for a weekend. She's not impressed with her first impressions of the B & B she's booked into.

Maureen is still a walking disaster, but with each expedition she sets out on, we get to see more and more of what makes her tick and I get to like her more and more. This story has a greater depth to it than the previous stories and I liked that.

Here's to more Maureen.
Aunty Janet
Dec 16, 2013 Aunty Janet rated it it was amazing
Oh I love Maureen! Her adventures take her to Blackpool in this story, with hilarious yet poignant results. The story reveals a little of Maureen's past, helping her come to terms with underlying troubles.
She's a great character who ends up in various bizarre situations which make me smile because it is so warmly funny.
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Jonathan Hill is an author from Manchester, UK. His most significant work to date, 'FAG', a hard-hitting novel set in an English boarding school in the 1930s, was named as the overall winner in the Self-Published and Small Press 2014 Book Awards. Covering a wide range of genres, he has penned the hit comedy series of Maureen books and the novellas 'Pride' and 'The Anniversary'. He has also ...more
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