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Georgie Sinclair’s husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it’s just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first, a firm friendship is formed.
Then Mrs Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie’s surprise, she is named as her next of kin. As Georgie steps in to help her new friend, she finds herself unravelling a mystery that takes her from Highbury to wartime Europe to the Middle East, and learning a bit about DIY along the way.
©2009 Marina Lewycka (P)2014 Audible, Inc.
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By Lauren on 04-14-11

Best in a long time

I bought this thinking it would pass the time on long journeys but found I was listening to it at every opportunity, it's simply too good to put down.
Every character is so memorable, there's twists and scandal, everything you want. Heartbreaking and hilarious I honestly think this will appeal to anyone.
One thing I must warn you though, like me, you'll probably get some funny looks for bursting into laughter in the street.
Enjoy!

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful


By Heather on 08-28-10

Loved it!

This is a marvellous book which made me laugh out loud. The narrator does a brilliant job and brings the characters to life. Recommended for an excellent light hearted read.

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5 of 5 people found this review helpful

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