I have been running for many years now, so many, that I think I can call myself a runner. I started big almost 10 years ago when I went from running nothing more than 5km to running the London Marathon and have ran fairly consistently ever since.
This is one of those books that drew me in from the the beginning. From that first knock on the door, things are not looking good for Alison and her family. Immediately, I wanted to know more.
This is the first novel by award winning playwright Barney Norris. Set in Salisbury, it tells the story of the moment when 5 lives are brought together in a most unexpected way.
This compact novel has short chapters, it well written and like all good short novels, the sentences are well constructed and words are not wasted.
Pretty things on every corner in Brugge , even the shop fronts. Many already have stunning Christmas displays. Couldn’t bring myself to post anything Christmassy just yet so settled for the gorgeous floral display which is much more my thing anyway 🌸🌸 #bruges #streetsofbrugge #floralinspiration #wanderlust #farawayfiles #femaletraveller #alltheprettycities #femaletravelblogger
The novel is such a clever study of dementia — the ebbs and flows of the illness itself. The progression from a woman who is mobile, continent and conversant — even if in an erratic way — to a woman who needs full time care; the periods of calm and stability to the swift progression of falls, incontinence, and full time care. All of this is dealt with sensitively but without being overly sentimental.
This is a story of awakening and discovery as Miss Pettigrew becomes a real-life Cinderella who has been gifted 24 hours to live a life she had never before dreamed of but embraces whole heartedly.