Sally Lightfoot is a backing singer and mum who's seen the raunchier side life. After the sudden death of her music producer husband, her life running their recording studio in the leafy outer-suburbs of London implodes.
Her skills at harmonising threaten to become her undoing. Tempted to age gracefully with added chocolate, Sally dismisses her feisty rock chick friend Ramone's advice to get herself out there again and lose her 'wididity' her born-again virginity, before it's too late. The thought of dating again is gross.
Why would she want all that fuss, bother and trauma that her daughter Ami was going through? With added flabby bits?
Egged on by Ramone's wididity challenge and insistence that if she wants something she has to go for it, Sally finally plucks up courage to leave her isolated comfort zone to face the possibility of humiliation and rejection square on.
"I devoured this book. Last night I finished it before my cats got fed." US Amazon ***** LIZZYTISH
"A beautiful life interrupted then healed by the songs of Leonard Cohen." BLOGCRITICS
"One minute this book has the reader laughing out loud, the next we are sobbing. Romantic, hilarious, engaging and highly perceptive, this is a finely written novel that deserves to be a bestseller." JACQUI LOFTHOUSE, The Writing Coach
"I would recommend this book for reading and book clubs. It is insightful and delightful, full of thoughtful dialogue and exceptional clarity. Sally feels real, like a neighbor or a friend and that makes the story take on a presence of its own."
LESLIE WRIGHT, The Huffington Post, Blogcritics, Seattlepi, Tic Toc.
About the Author:
I am a novelist and journalist. For the past 6 years I have written regularly for The Guardian as their Weekend Magazine Cleaning Guru, answering readers' impossible cleaning and stains problems.I've published 3 Novels: Baby on Board (Piatkus 2003), Keeping Mum (Piatkus 2004) and, my most recent, Ten Good Reasons To Lie About Your Age (blackbirdebooks) about a widow back on the dating scene challenged to lose her 'wididity', her born-again virginity. I've also published several stain removal guides, the latest being a comprehensive collection of my columns, full of eco-living top tips that… Read more
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