Nick Robertson has become used to his grandmother Rosie's dotty behaviour.
At 86, a widow now, she is determined that before life passes her by, she will live a little. Or, preferably, a lot.It wouldn't be so bad if Nick had nothing else to do, but with a job to find, two warring parents to cope with and a love life in terminal decline, he would prefer his grandmother to get on with things quietly.
But, Rosie insists, there is no time like the present.
Life is to be enjoyed to the full and to hell with the consequences.
She'll help Nick find the soulmate he clearly lacks and he can help her make the most of her few remaining years.
Alan Titchmarsh's sparkling new novel is a delicious blend of humour and romance, and a resounding affirmation that there is no such thing as the generation gap.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 320 pages
- Publisher: Simon & Schuster
- Publication Date: 05/02/2005
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780743430104
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Review by LibraryLou
I love Alan's books, and it is his voice I hear as I read them (except the naughty bits which sound weird in Alan's voice!) Lovely light and fluffy books, perfect to curl up with on a sunny day.
Review by Fliss88
I really enjoyed this novel, I love the characters and the setting. Rosie, is 87 and grandmother to Nick, her 39 year old grandson, and has plans of living in the fast lane for the rest of her days. She's learnt how to surf the Net, she's been arrested for chaining herself to the Russian Embassy's gate, and after Nick takes her home to live with him on the Isle of Wight, she enrolls in a Learn to Sail course, which results in her going into hospital. They are supported by a lovely cast of believable characters, especially Henry, Nick's ageing boss who buys Nick's art work to sell to the tourists that frequent his gallery. Nick turns out to be just what Rosie needs at this time in her life, and surprisingly Rosie is able to help Nick sort out his life a little. The story flows along at a nice easy pace, and it's a book that can be picked up and put down very easily.