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Scuba Dancing

3.32  ·  Rating Details  ·  25 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Fiction that mirrors the experiences of women 45+ 'It was late summer when the angel first manifested himself to Ursula Buchanan in the village shop, just along the aisle from the bacon slicing machine...'Go on, ' he urged, pointing a glowing golden finger at the notice. 'Join the group, Ursula, it'll change your life.' Ursula's is not the only life to be altered forever. ...more
Paperback, 248 pages
Published April 1st 2005 by Transita
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Aug 27, 2015 Liane rated it it was amazing
Haven't found a Nicola Slade book yet that I don't like :D
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After reading around twenty pages, I decided I won’t like the book because I don’t belong to its targeted market. I couldn’t relate to the characters as they are in their forties to their seventies, with the exception of two women who are in their early and middle thirties; however, they act like they’re also in their sixties. Since I promised to myself not to abandon a book, I carried on reading.

To my surprise, it turned out a fun read once I got familiar with the oh-so-many characters, though
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Jun 04, 2014 Kate Millin rated it it was amazing
Another transita book this time about a group of reprehensible mainly over 60’s who raise money for a Caribbean holiday.
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Feb 20, 2009 Lynne rated it really liked it
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This book was such fun to read!

It's both funny and touching at the same time. Some lovely characters in this book, and what characters they were! The image of Margot, who's suffering from demensia, sitting naked in the goldfish pond is priceless!

The author treats difficult issues such as loneliness and demensia with humour but in a sensitive way. A fun read, and a perfect book to take away on holiday! I smiled all the way through....would make a good film for TV.
Sep 16, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it
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Scuba Dancing by Nicola Slade
Rating: 4.5
Genre/Pub Date/# of Pgs: Fiction, 2005, 248 pgs
Time/Place: Present, UK
Characters: various elders in a small village
Comments: Delightful read -- a group of seniors decide to take a trip to the tropics. They come up w/ various ways to raise $ and refer to themselves as Hope Springs
Jan 25, 2008 Sue rated it it was ok
A light and rather odd novel involving some very peculiar characters, mostly over 40 and some over 60. Probably intended to be funny, but written in a 'chick-lit' style - it didn't work for me at all.
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