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Not Far from Dreamland, Hardback Book


He's skint, his roof leaks and his dog's gone bald, but for feisty old-timer, Ronald Tonks, life is cooking up a storm of sex, drugs, rock 'n' roll, seniors' Keep-Fit, cider binges and bargain second-hand books.

At his wind-battered bungalow on the North Kent coast, Tonks records, in his journal, how he's getting to grips with life's little challenges - dodgy teeth, online dating, ukulele gigs, capricious women, literary discourse, modern youth, cocking a snoot at authority and wangling a ticket for a Leonard Cohen concert.

Will Tonks go mad and blow his Winter Fuel Allowance?

Will his dog's baldness problem be solved? Will his life, as his horoscope predicts, take a sudden dramatic turn?

Phew! This is old-age in the fast(ish) lane, no two ways -




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