Divas Don't Knit

Divas Don't Knit

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Jo Mackenzie needs a new start. Newly widowed with two young sons and a perilous bank balance, she has to leave London to take over her grandmother's wool shop. They arrive in the pouring rain and Broadgate Bay is the kind of Kentish seaside town where the tide went out a long time ago and the dusty old shop is full of peach four-ply. Marmalade mohair, an A-list actress moving into the local mansion and a 'Stitch and Bitch' group will help, but it's not going to be easy. Very Large dogs, celebrity, small town intrigues, packed lunches and romance all loom large in Gil McNeil's funny and uplifting novel. "Divas Don't Knit" turns prejudices and assumptions upside down and tells it how it really is in the world of knit-one, purl-one. Knitting has never been so much fun.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 135 x 216mm
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • Export ed
  • 0747591644
  • 9780747591641

About Gil McNeil

Gil McNeil is the author of the bestselling The Only Boy for Me, Stand By Your Man, and In The Wee Small Hours. The Only Boy For Me has been made into a major ITV prime-time drama starring Helen Baxendale to be broadcast in 2007. Gil McNeil has edited four collections of stories with Sarah Brown, and helps run the charity PiggyBankKids which supports projects that create opportunities for children. Shes lives in Kent with her son and comes from a long line of champion knitters. She is currently working on the sequel to Divas Don't Knit as well as a scarf and a rather tricky jumper.show more

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PRAISE FOR GIL MCNEIL'S PREVIOUS NOVELS: 'A funny and touching novel. I wish I'd written it.' Arabella Weir 'Thinking of moving to the country with your kids? Read this book instead.' Phil Hogan 'Funny and sparkling...a profoundly moving study of motherhood and true love.' Ruth Rendellshow more

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4 39% (2,047)
3 29% (1,563)
2 7% (376)
1 2% (116)
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