Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time…
Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won’t stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it’s Billy and Dawnie’s turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons.
But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists on calling it), don’t quite know what to make of their new neighbours. Billy’s loud, shiny and huge Harley Davidson looks out of place next to the safe and sensible Honda Jazz next door, and Dawnie’s never-ending range of outrageous wigs and colourful clothes, means she’s impossible to miss.
As new friendships are formed and new adventures are shared, Billy and Dawnie start winning their neighbours’ affection.
And when life teaches them all a terrible lesson, the folks of Margot Street are determined to live every day as if it’s their last.
Judy Leigh returns with a soul-warming, rib-tickling, timeless tale of true love, true friendship and happy-ever-afters.
This is such a joy to read! It would be easy to tell you all the things it’s about, but really it’s about living your best life.
Billy and Dawnie have packed up their van and taken off for pastures new; leaving their family behind, this couple of septuagenarians don’t let anything stop them enjoying life to the full. Arriving in Devon at the house Billy has taken on a short term let, they shock the neighbours with their style – and everything else! However, before long they begin winning them over with their warm and friendliness, but it’s not all happiness . . .
This is a bright, uplifting read and just what we all need after the awful year the pandemic has bestowed upon us! Written with warmth and humour, this just oozes fun and laughter. Bringing out the very best of my imagination, I have giggled all the way through this one and – well, apart from the drum kit – would love to have Dawnie and Billy as neighbours! Fabulously entertaining, skilfully crafted and providing what is much needed at the end of this terrible year, this is definitely a five star read. If you haven’t read any of Judy Leigh’s novels yet, this is a great place to begin!
My thanks to the publisher for my copy of this novel and to Rachel’s Random Resources for my spot on this tour; this is – as always – my honest, original and unbiased review.
Tags: women’s humorous fiction
- Format: ebook, paperback, audiobook
- Size: 338 pages
- Publisher: Boldwood Books
- Publication Date: 03 December 2020
- Links: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/55377513
Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens, A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.
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