The Consequences of Marriage

The Consequences of Marriage

Book - 2006
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A delicious, funny, heartwarming new novel from an author whose novels are bestsellers in Scotland and who has a growing army of fans in the rest of the world.

When James McElroy saw the ad for a lodger with 'Bibi Sanders' in a smart Edinburgh street, he pictured a glamorous young landlady with whom he would form a meaningful and deep relationship. But Bibi's in her seventies. She's led a full life, including marriage to the domineering and difficult Callum, now deceased, and raised six children.She's not sure what to make of James and suspects - rightly - a troubling secret in his past. When Bibi sets out to re-visit the past for the final time via a tour of Britain in her rather unexpected Volvo sports car, James decides to go with her. It's a journey full of surprised and revelations which will change them both - and, in Isla Dewar's inimitable way, entertain and enlighten every reader.

Publisher: London, Eng. : Headline, 2006.
ISBN: 9780755325917
Characteristics: 311 p. ;,24 cm.


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Mar 19, 2017

Hmmmm. That's how I feel about this book. Lots of wise thoughts, observations and - as always- excellent writing. It's always interesting to read about people who live and organize their life in the way that is so beyond your own experience. Hippies? Poets? A mother who's discussing her sexual shenanigans with strangers and her own children? Hmmmm, comes again. Untidy and messy people who, naturally, don't like tidy and organized people? These types of characters appear to be comfortably living in the author's books. I've already met them. If you're interested in reading something out of your usual daily routine, give this book a try.

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