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A Brilliant Holiday Read,
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This review is from: Women of a Dangerous Age (Paperback)
I'd brought a really serious volume on holiday hoping to get through it in all those hours on the beach but then, just like any of the women characters in Women of a Dangerous Age, I left it in the airport taxi. What a lucky accident! It was with a sense of relief that I turned the pages and met Lou and Ali, Nic, Hooker Don and Sanjeet, each with their own lives, loves and problems, and read how their story developed. Ali, the jewellery designer and serial mistress has a real and embarrassing connection with Lou, the struggling clothes designer, mother and dissatisfied wife just beginning to break away from her husband. They make friends, and the revelations that happen, to them and to the other characters, make this a real page turner, but the book is also full of convincing detail about their jobs, homes and relationships and the hilarious accidents that happen to us all. Above all it's wise and kind, and the ending gives one a real lift. I'd bought Women of a Dangerous Age on the recommendation of a friend because it looked light hearted and a good holiday read, and so it turned out to be, but also, how funny, wise and moving.