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Ice and a Slice

Ice and a Slice [Kindle Edition]

Della Galton
4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)

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Della's writing is stylish, moving, original and fun: a wonderfully satisfying journey to a destination you can eagerly anticipate without ever guessing.
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Life should be idyllic, and it pretty much is for Sarah-Jane. Marriage to Tom is wonderful, even if he is hardly ever home. And lots of people have catastrophic fall-outs with their sister, don't they? They're bound to make it up some day. Just not right now, OK! And as for her drinking, yes it's true, she occasionally has one glass of wine too many, but everyone does that. It's hardly a massive problem, is it? Her best friend, Tanya, has much worse problems. Sarah-Jane's determined to help her out with them - just as soon as she's convinced Kit, the very nice man at the addiction clinic, that she's perfectly fine.

She is perfectly fine, isn't she?

This is the third full length novel from best-selling author Della Galton, whose previous published works include over a thousand short stories, half a dozen novellas, and several non-fiction titles.

In the UK alone 'Ice And A Slice' has received over fifty five star reviews and continues to draw praise from her loyal readership.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1146 KB
  • Print Length: 334 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: (10 Mar 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S. r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (60 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #5,895 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Della Galton is a novelist, short story writer and journalist. She's had over a thousand short stories published in the UK alone and she's run out of fingers to count her books on.

She is a popular speaker at writing conventions and the agony aunt for Writers' Forum Magazine.

When she is not writing she enjoys walking her dogs around the beautiful Dorset countryside and beaches.

Find out more about Della Galton, her books, speaking engagements & workshops, on her website,

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4.9 out of 5 stars
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Tugs at the heart-strings 28 Mar 2013
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Quite simply, one of the best books I have ever read. To say this is an easy read is almost an insult to the author, but it is meant to be the highest praise. I was totally engrossed with the characters and was screaming at my kindle "Don't do it" when SJ was about to jump off the metaphorical cliff. This was a real page-turner (or should it be screen-pusher with Kindles ;-)?) and I would recommend it (and have recommended it) to everyone.

There are four things you must do with this book: 1) Buy it, 2) Read it, 3) Enjoy it and 4) Tell your friends - they won't be disappointed. I hope there isn't a sequel as I am not sure my heart would stand up to the stress and I think SJ went through enough this time, but I look forward to Della's next book with eager anticipation.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By BlueCat
Format:Kindle Edition
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The main character, SJ, is deeply flawed but totally lovable and the way her drinking escalates was very thought provoking. As someone who enjoys a glass or three of wine of an evening Ice and Slice got me thinking about my own drinking and while I don't have a problem with it, the book brought home just how easy it is to let those few glasses become a few more and gradually wreck your life. This is the very best contemporary fiction of the chick lit variety because it has everything you need - romance, humour, friendship and love woven round a serious issue.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Real Page Turner 26 Mar 2013
By Jan
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I've always loved Della Galton's writing, but I think this book has to be her best to date. It manages to be both amusing and heartbreaking, and you are swept along with SJ (the main character) as she faces her inner demons - not to mention a load of unsympathetic relatives!
As well as being a darn good read, this book also helps you to understand the age-old problem of alcoholism. I found it hard to put down, and am look forward to Della's next novel.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and thought provoking 21 Mar 2013
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A really entertaining - often humorous - and thoroughly thought provoking read. Just as I thought I had made my mind up about SJ, she made me think again. Ice and a Slice weaves lots of different themes - alcoholism, sibling rivalry, marriage and infidelity to name just a few, into a really good modern story.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read 16 Mar 2013
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Sarah-Jane (SJ to her friends) likes her wine and her gin, but is realising that her drinking is getting out of control. Husband Tom doesn't seem to care and isn't helping her. Best friend Tanya is supportive but has issues of her own to deal with.

From the initial shocking scene, through the back story of how SJ got into that state, this book jogs along at the perfect pace. It's written in third person but the voice is so strong it feel like first person, and SJ feels like a real friend by the end. In fact she has her own Twitter account and facebook page so she CAN become your friend!

If you like a damn good read with an important message and upbeat ending, I'd recommend this one. I couldn't put it down.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wow! 31 May 2013
By Buzby
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This book should have a warning for those who need their sleep

I just couldn't put it down - lost nights sleep to finish it!

By far the best read for years. Beats brother's Archer hand downs by miles.

Do I have to wait long for the paperback so I can end him a real book for his Birthday?

And I can re-read it in the bath amongst the bubbles without risking drowning the kindle
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars roller-coaster 20 May 2013
By deejaye
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I hesitate to add yet another 5 star review to Ice and a Slice but I can't help myself. Here is a novel which captured me after the first few pages - I just had to know whether the key character would end up in life's gutter or if she would manage to climb out of the pit of despair. The surrounding characters, too, all slotted in perfectly; I occasionally loathed or loved them. But, of course, from reading her previous works I know Della Galton is blessed with the ability to take the reader on an emotional roller-coaster. It's a ride well worth taking.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars April diamond 12 May 2013
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Great read take to beach or anywhere to loose yourself in very moving story highs n lows well worth reading
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars When will we see the sequal to this book.
It didn't take me long to read this book, its a real page turner. :-)
Can't wait to see what happens to Sarah Jane's Story.
Published 1 day ago by Kim Cannings
5.0 out of 5 stars this could be a true story. maybe it is
A well written book and as I say so true to life if anyone with a problem gets to read this book I am sure it will be of great help
Published 8 days ago by johnglover
5.0 out of 5 stars absolutely fantastic!
I truly believe a lot of people will relate to the character in this book - I know I did
Published 26 days ago by mrs h j worrall
4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, contemporary warning
I wish I'd written this - it makes a point well and I know that many women of a certain age will identify with the protagonist's life. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Cathy
4.0 out of 5 stars Ice and a slice
A very interesting read, a book that I'm sure a lot of people who enjoy a drink can relate to.
Published 1 month ago by Roberta
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent book highly recommend
Fantastic read very realistic thoroughly enjoyed it! Felt like a part of the main characters life great details of thoughts and feeling! Loved it!
Published 2 months ago by Jinty
5.0 out of 5 stars A captivating read
The opening is brilliant and it just gets better. The main character SJ you feel empathy towards and want to follow her on her roller-coaster journey to the end. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Cat666
3.0 out of 5 stars Very readable
A good insight into the power of alcohol but I found I found the "story" a bit too romantic for my liking.
Published 3 months ago by Kindle Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Interesting reading.
This book definitely makes you consider alcohol and how easy it can be to become addicted. I enjoyed the read and would recommend.
Published 3 months ago by Mr E G Kemp
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read
If you're reading these reviews, you might be a bit incredulous that one book could get so many five star ratings. But honestly, it really IS that good. Read more
Published 4 months ago by H. Seymour
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