The gloriously funny new novel about living life to the full, whatever your age, from the author of A Grand Old Time.
55-year-old Georgie Turner doesn’t need a new man. Her daughter, aunt and sister are the most important people in her life (and the most infuriating). But it seems the older they get, the further apart they drift.
Georgie’s never been a fan of her sister Bonnie’s husband, so when she learns her brother-in-law has been up to no good, Georgie sees an opportunity to bring the women of her family back together. Along with her 21-year-old daughter and 80-year-old aunt, she packs Bonnie into the back of her car and they leave Liverpool to hide out on the coast of Sussex. With the help of some sun, sea and bottle or two of prosecco, this will be an adventure they’ll never forget.
But could the right man find Georgie while she’s stopping the wrong man finding her sister?
A gorgeously fun and uplifting novel, perfect for fans of The 100 Year Old Man and The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel.
Authors love Judy Leigh’s books:
‘Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting’ – Miranda Dickinson
‘Lovely . . . a book that assures that life is far from over at seventy’ – Cathy Hopkins, bestselling author of The Kicking the Bucket List
’Brimming with warmth, humour and a love of life… a wonderful escapade’ – Fiona Gibson, bestselling author of The Woman Who Upped and Left
The Age of Misadventure
HERE ARE MY THOUGHTS AND REVIEW
Georgie at 55 and feeling very single sees an opportunity to reunite the women of her family, who seem to have drifted away from each other. The timing is perfect as her younger sister’s husband has finally been seen for the cheating rat that he is. All very upsetting for Bonnie but something the rest of the family had suspected for a long time. Then there is ‘gran’ who really is her aunt and one of her daughters. So these four Liverpool ladies of very varying ages get in Georgie’s car and head to the south coast for a little recreation. The Sussex girls have seen nothing yet in comparison to this motley crew.
There are as many unlikable characters in this story as there are loveable ones. I think if I had been Georgie I would have been dropping a couple of them off at the services and taking off myself! Sometimes you just can’t get away from your problems, or in this case someone else’s, as trouble was not far behind them. At times the story is chaotic but laced with humour too. You don’t mess with Georgie or her family!
The story began well, lulled a little but really picked up and made up for it as it raced towards the end. All in all it was entertaining.
HERE IS A LITTLE ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Judy Leigh completed an MA in Professional Writing at Falmouth University in 2015, leaving her career of 20 years as an Advanced Skills teacher of Theatre Studies. She has had several stories published in magazines, including The Feminist Wire, The Purple Breakfast Review and You is for University. She has also trained as a Reiki healer, written a vegan recipe blog and set up a series of Shakespeare Festivals to enable young people to perform the Bard’s work on stage.