Divas Don't Knit

Divas Don't Knit

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Didn't anyone tell you that divas don't knit? Knit-one Jo Mackenzie needs a new start and jumps at the chance to take over her grandmother's wool shop in a small seaside town. Purl-one But it's not going to be easy with two young sons to cope with, an A-list actress moving into the local mansion and a knitting group addicted to cake. Stitch and Bitch! Gil McNeil's funny and uplifting novel turns prejudices and assumptions upside down, telling it how it really is in the world of knit-one, purl-one.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 352 pages
  • 134 x 194 x 22mm | 258.55g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New ed.
  • 0747593159
  • 9780747593157
  • 200,137

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'Family life, celebrity and knitting all in one ... funny and touching' Publishing News 'A great "yarn" ... knitting has never been so exciting' My Weekly 'A believable, warm and funny novel with a touch of romance' Knitting Magazine 'Warm and wonderful' Cosmopolitan
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About Gil McNeil

Gil McNeil is the author of the bestselling novels 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. 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. She lives in Kent with her son and comes from a long line of champion knitters.
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Rating details

5,301 ratings
3.72 out of 5 stars
5 23% (1,199)
4 39% (2,047)
3 29% (1,563)
2 7% (376)
1 2% (116)

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This book had me laughing out loud within the first pages, and utterly absorbed from then on. The characters are well developed and colourful, I loved every one of them and was truly interested in where the story was going. Not a literary masterpiece perhaps, but I loved this book, and the follow up novel, and am looking forward to the third in the series- not many books have ever had that effect on me!show more
by lisa
<p>In Gil McNeil's affectionate, funny, feel-good novel <a href="http://www.bookdepository.co.uk/WEBSITE/WWW/WEBPAGES/showbook.php?id=0747593159">Divas Don't Knit</a>, Jo Mackenzie needs a kickstart to her dull life. Despite having two energetic young sons to cope with, everyday existence has become boring and stale, and relations with her husband are <em>not</em> good. When given the opportunity, Jo absolutely jumps at the chance to take over her Gran's wool shop in a small, seaside town.</p> <p>Of course, things are not going to be easy -- strife and conflict are the source of good comedy (and there are some wonderful and memorable moments here)! Unlikely though it might be, an A-list actress moves into the local mansion -- and that is always going to cause a fuss in such a small place. Add to that the fact that the local knitting group seem to like cake more than making stuff and you've got more than enough elements to make for a lovely, warm, uplifiting read. Perfect for the beach, or for a wet weekend in Hull!</p>show more
by Mark Thwaite
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