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Lost For Words Paperback – 1 Oct 1998

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Product details

  • Paperback: 288 pages
  • Publisher: Corgi; New edition edition (1 Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0552139432
  • ISBN-13: 978-0552139434
  • Package Dimensions: 17.5 x 10.7 x 2.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars 110 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 20,414 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Deric Longden's mum was a wonderfully endearing, eccentric lady whose passions ranged from pot plants and her beloved pussycats to Buttercup Syrup which she consumed in vast quantities. She also provided comfort, advice and her own particular brand of wisdom in the years when Deric was struggling after the death of his first wife, Diana. Deric's many happy memories include the vision of his mother's unmistakable backside as she charged through Marks & Spencers; the way in which she charmed everyone she met, including the surliest of youths, and her unusual technique of selling a house which involved plying potential buyers with iced buns whilst pointing out the damp patches and dodgy electrics. Strangely, it worked. "Lost For Words" is a funny, poignant and ultimately heartwarming book that may well make you cry, but will certainly make you laugh.

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'You know, Deric - ten minutes of this rain will do more good in half an hour than a fortnight of ordinary rain in a month.'

Deric Longden's mum was a wonderfully endearing, eccentric lady whose passions ranged from pot plants and her beloved pussycats to Buttercup Syrup which she consumed in vast quantities. She also provided comfort, advice and her own particular brand of wisdom in the years after the death of his first wife, Diana.

Deric's many happy memories include the vision of his mother's unmistakeable backside as she charged through Marks & Spencers; the way in which she charmed everyone she met, including the surliest of youths, and her unusual technique of selling a house which involved plying potential buyers with iced buns whilst pointing out the damp patches and dodgy electrics. Strangely, it worked.

Lost For Words is a funny, poignant and ultimately heartwarming book that may well make you cry, but will certainly make you laugh.


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