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Ice and a Slice [Paperback]

Della Galton
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Book Description

22 May 2013
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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Product details

  • Paperback: 332 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (22 May 2013)
  • ISBN-10: 1484978080
  • ISBN-13: 978-1484978085
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 12.8 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (76 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 195,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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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Della's writing is stylish, moving, original and fun: a wonderfully satisfying journey to a destination you can eagerly anticipate without ever guessing.
Liz Smith, Fiction Editor, My Weekly (UK)

Della Galton is one of our best writers.
Gaynor Davies, Fiction Editor, Woman's Weekly (UK)

Della Galton is always worth reading!
Norah McGrath, Fiction Editor, Take A Break (UK)

Della's a real favourite with our readers - her stories are beautifully crafted, with real characters, believable situations and observant dialogue that always rings true.
Margaret McCoy, The People's Friend (UK)

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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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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
By BlueCat
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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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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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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 Great Book
Really enjoyed this and despite not having the same problems I really identified with the main character. Would recommend reading.
Published 3 days ago by LMCN
5.0 out of 5 stars A great read, thank you
Fabulous book, there are moments of discomfort when the reader identifies with SJ. A great read, thank you!
Published 10 days ago by Harts
5.0 out of 5 stars Sobering read
gave it top ratings this novel because loved how the plot evolved really could connect with the characters also probably drank a lot less that weekends
Published 11 days ago by amandanewman
5.0 out of 5 stars very good interesting read
I was hooked from the start, very good interesting read. Will be reading more from this author !!!
Published 12 days ago by pamela marshall
5.0 out of 5 stars Wife says
Wife says "Facinating and different. I enjoyed it. Guaranteed to make you rethink your alcohol intake. I would reccomend it!"
Published 16 days ago by COLIN J BENTLEY
5.0 out of 5 stars Really enjoyed this book - sad but funny and an interesting ...
Really enjoyed this book - sad but funny and an interesting storyline. Could not put it down once I started reading
Published 17 days ago by Carol
5.0 out of 5 stars GREAT BOOK !
I've been round alcoholics all my life and I also drank myself luckily it never got a grip of me unfortunately I never realised how hard it is to give up so the story tells u how... Read more
Published 21 days ago by lady
5.0 out of 5 stars A wonderful light read
A wonderful light read! I found this book purely by accident but couldn't have been more pleased to be introduced to a new author (to me) who has kept me so interested in what was... Read more
Published 28 days ago by della
5.0 out of 5 stars Great insight into the ugly world of alcohol abuse
This is my first book read by Della Galton and it's fantastic. The story takes you through the life of the main character S. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Liam
‘Sarah-Jane’ - I thought I would never have any sympathy for somebody who drank to the heavy level that SJ is portrayed to be drinking. Read more
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