Comfort & Joy (2010)
Comfort & Joy (2010)
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3.19 of 5 Votes: 4
ISBN
1905490739 (ISBN13: 9781905490738)
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English
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Fig Tree
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I remember reading the author's "My Life on a Plate" years ago and being amused by it, so I was pleased to discover this lightweight, humorous followup on audio. A divorced, British mum gathers her clan of children, exes, friends and even an ex-mother-in-law together over three consecutive Christmases. There's a lot of bawdy talk, some laugh out loud bits of dialogue, one exotic locale and an ending that leaves open the possibility of another sequel, involving more extended family. The audio edition may be the best way to enjoy this collection of characters. I'm so glad I stuck with this one. It starts off slow and rambling and gets better, and better, and better. Stretched over three Christmases in very different surroundings, it's a lovely picture of upper middle class British family life and how disjointed it can all be whilst still clinging together for the traditions. Really nice, and though I didn't think it early on, I will definitely be reading this again sometime.
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A nice little audiobook to keep me company during my December tasks.
jenn92496
Enjoyable. Strangely thought-provoking about doestic convention...
marialikescocktailfruit
An entertaining Christmas read.
paui216
i was expecting more
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