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Alice lives with her second husband in a leafy London suburb. But when her Bohemian mother falls ill, Alice has to go to Cornwall to look after her, and she begins to wonder if she has made the right life choices.
Paperback, 282 pages
Published April 1st 2003 by Transworld Publishers (first published January 1st 2003)
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Sandy *The world could end while I was reading and I would never notice*
3 1/2 *

What is not to like about a book that opens with the main character (Alice) sighting Elvis browsing in the cat food aisle at Sainsbury's.

Alice lives with her second husband in a leafy London suburb. But when her Bohemian mother falls ill, Alice has to go to Cornwall to look after her, and she begins to wonder if she has made the right life choices.

This is an amusing look at family relationships - the expectations we have of those nearest and dearest to us; the changing relationships betwe
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Feb 02, 2014 Alexis rated it really liked it
Fun read, but I'm biased being a Brit and reading stories from home. Gave it to my girlfriend to read and as of yet she hasn't contacted me for any translation. Recommend as a fun light hearted read.
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Judy Astley started writing in 1990 following several years of working as a dressmaker, illustrator, painter and parent. Her sixteen novels, the most recent of which are Laying The Ghost and Other Peoples Husbands, are all published by Transworld/Black Swan. Judys specialist areas, based on many years of hectic personal experience, are domestic disharmony and family chaos with a good mix of love-a ...more
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