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As the title says, no wonder she takes a drink. That is how Trisha copes with her life, or at least avoids coping with it. This is something which will be recognisable to many people either in themselves, or in others. A double instead of a single measure, an extra drink at the bar when getting the round in, the regular rituals involved in hangover management. Having pictured a rural idyll, she finds rain, sheep, a jaywalking dog and kamikaze midges.
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Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Mar 31, Ian Mapp rated it liked it. A light hearted romp that has some genuinely laugh out loud moments. We have a 39 year old single mother of a 15 year old lad. She lives in glasgow and things are not going well, reaching critical mass when her husband and new wife threaten to move back into the family home as lodgers. Fortunately, she is saved by an inheritance from a distant relative, under the stipulation that she lives in a remote northern village in a house she inherits.
Here, genuinely funny set pieces, mingle with great use A light hearted romp that has some genuinely laugh out loud moments. Here, genuinely funny set pieces, mingle with great use of scottish dialect and well rounded and interesting characters.
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Funniest bits are all animal related, where she tries to put a dog out its misery with a spade. She ends up having to look after it, and then she thinks it has killed next doors rabbit - so she puts the body back in the cage, only to find out from the neighbours that it had died of natural cause and some sick bastard has dug it up and put it back in the cage.
This frivolity is mixed with family intrigue as she determines that people know more about her than she expected, including reconciliation with her father. Better than normal chick lit fiction. Jan 26, Kenny rated it really liked it. Having sat on the missus's shelf for years, she recommended this as light hearted escapism -it's not chick-lit.
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So well done her. It started like it would be a bit chick-lit nicey, but had a bit more of a kick and some depth, without straying too far from the comedic boundaries set early on. The main character is only too plausible I struggled to think which of the several people I knew who spoke and acted like her in the first half, and then enjoyed working out which of my friends would turn Having sat on the missus's shelf for years, she recommended this as light hearted escapism -it's not chick-lit.
The main character is only too plausible I struggled to think which of the several people I knew who spoke and acted like her in the first half, and then enjoyed working out which of my friends would turn out like her in the second in a good way. There's a few really good jokes and one-liners in here - and it gets bonus points for making the best joke about wallpaper I've heard and that it's one of those with a well crafted build up - the two sentence version isn't that funny, the 20 page build up to deliver made me laugh.
On the train. And then I kept going, just enough to get an irritated look from the city gent beside me. For that alone it would get four stars.