Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Scuba Dancing” as Want to Read:
Scuba Dancing
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

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
More Details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Scuba Dancing, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Scuba Dancing

Wicked by Gregory MaguireLife of Pi by Yann MartelAtonement by Ian McEwanOne Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcí­a MárquezAnna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
Abandoned Books
368th out of 1,064 books — 1,395 voters


More lists with this book...

Community Reviews

(showing 1-30 of 54)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  Rating Details
Liane
Aug 27, 2015 Liane rated it it was amazing
Haven't found a Nicola Slade book yet that I don't like :D
Just Another Reader
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
...more
Kate Millin
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.
Mrsgaskell
Dec 12, 2010 Mrsgaskell rated it liked it
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Lynne
Feb 20, 2009 Lynne rated it really liked it
Shelves: uplifting
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.
Pam
Sep 16, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: transita
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
Sue
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.
Natasha
Natasha rated it did not like it
Mar 18, 2016
Kellie Demarsh
Kellie Demarsh marked it as to-read
Jan 10, 2016
Barbara Brett
Barbara Brett rated it it was ok
Dec 25, 2015
Sarah
Sarah rated it really liked it
Nov 22, 2015
Anne
Anne marked it as to-read
Sep 15, 2015
KH
KH added it
Nov 25, 2015
Joo
Joo marked it as to-read
Aug 30, 2015
april
april added it
Aug 22, 2015
Ann Cooper
Ann Cooper marked it as to-read
Aug 18, 2015
Melissa
Melissa rated it it was amazing
Aug 31, 2015
Vilma
Vilma marked it as to-read
Aug 11, 2015
Tracy Grenter
Tracy Grenter marked it as to-read
Aug 09, 2015
Sara
Sara marked it as to-read
Oct 07, 2015
Amy
Amy marked it as to-read
Aug 07, 2015
Angel Lambertz
Angel Lambertz marked it as to-read
Jul 06, 2015
Liz Fielding
Liz Fielding rated it liked it
Jan 30, 2015
Elizabeth Gray
Elizabeth Gray marked it as to-read
Jan 24, 2015
Caroline O'sullivan
Caroline O'sullivan rated it really liked it
Dec 31, 2014
Mini Varghese
Mini Varghese marked it as to-read
Mar 09, 2014
Roger
Roger rated it really liked it
Feb 05, 2015
« previous 1 next »
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »

Share This Book



No trivia or quizzes yet. Add some now »