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Tilly Lake's Road Trip by [Potts, Francis]
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3.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1049 KB
  • Print Length: 408 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00ANSE582
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars 18 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #572,919 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I read Flying Lessons and loved it so I thought I'd try Tilly.

To be honest it was a bit of a shock, what with all the boobs and kissing. Tilly seemed very naive and far too understanding of her faithless husband's betrayal, there were no recriminations or tearing out of hair. I persevered, muttering to myself. I suppose I began to get into it about half-way through, but still wanted the characters to be a bit nastier. People aren't really that nice, are they? It wasn't until I'd nearly got to the end that it occurred to me that Francis Potts had written another book that had altered my view of the world. Maybe Tilly and her friends are idealised, but the message I came away with was a strong one: that life is better without limits (or preconceptions). The ending was perfect - but not sentimental. It's not a sentimental book, it's optimistic and uplifting. It's about being happy. Highly recommended (especially for grumbling old cynics like me). Five stars for Tilly and three for me!
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Tilly Lake is a midddle aged woman who has just lost her husband in, really not the best circumstances and this is the story of how she moves on in her life, finding a driver, buying a car, going on a road trip and meeting a gaggle of what appear to be disparate people. As it turns out, they may be disparate in terms of their appearance and preferences, but Tilly discovers that really, they're not so different from her. Along the way she loses many of her inhibitions and gains a whole new circle of friends.

I must take a moment to praise the author, Francis Potts on his characterisations. The best drawn character is obviously Tilly, but the others are so well drawn that you immediately know who is being talked about. Not something you could say about every book you read. The Tilly character is not only well executed from the beginning, but the way she is developed throughout the book is one of the books most enjoyable features.

I've given a short synopsis of the story above, leaving out much and not giving away any endings for obvious reasons, but this book isn't so much a story in that things happen and the characters react, as in, say a thriller, but it's a study of the book's characters and how they develop and interact. The story line is really a vehicle to allow that to happen. However, there are a few interesting descriptions of places in England along the way.

I really couldn't help but be drawn into this book. You care about the characters and need to know how things turn out for them. It's at the same time erotic (without being naughty) and exhilerating. There are reflections of the 60's revolutions going on with bras being shed and showers being shared. Kissing is turned into an art form!

In fact, to summarise, there's so much going on with regard to the characters, that I was reluctant at any point to put the book down. I do recommend you read it.
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Enchanting - Tilly's epiphany arrives with her husband's death. She wonders where the years have gone, remembering the little girl who used to play with cut out paper dolls and dream of far away adventures. Fast heading towards the big 'six-0' birthday, she's determined to make at least one dream come true before it's too late. From the first paragraph, it's clear Tilly has a restless mind, forever questioning herself and attempting to analyse the actions and thoughts of just about every one she meets. Written in first person point of view, there's plenty of opportunity to get to know Tilly, who holds nothing back, even from herself. A classic 'journey' novel, and in my opinion, should appeal to those who enjoyed "The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry". I strongly recommend you try a sample, as I'm certain you'll be hooked!
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There is something very endearing about this book. It's not exactly true to life, the people in it are far too open and kind to each other, but in this case I don't think that matters.

I have to warn you, it is slightly erotic but in a very mild way. There are no rampant bed scenes, more a slight whisper of suggestion, but there is a fixation on the female chest area which you could compare to looking at an oil painting of a few hundred years ago.

Tilly, the main character, is at work when she learns of her husband's death. They had been married for decades and reached the stage of comfortable companionship and deep love. She learns he died in the arms of another woman but takes this news exceptionally well and with curiosity more than anything else as she knew he had the odd liaison and was happy he was content. This is about the stage in the novel where I would imagine most women, including myself, would look at Tilly and raise an eyebrow at her apparent lack of self worth but there is more to this story than what is right or wrong, it is purely about what is.

Tilly finds herself comfortably off financially and decides to go on a road trip. She buys a large classic car, hires a driver from outside the local job centre, leaves the house in the care of her husband's mistress, (Anka, a homeless immigrant from Russia) and embarks on the road trip she dreamt of as a child with her handsome Prince Charming who is more than happy to wear her pink pyjamas. They travel together around Britain, meeting people along the way who could be likened to the flower children of the 1970's for their openness and welcoming nature. However, it isn't drug use which makes the people they meet so open minded, it is love.
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