Giving Up On Ordinary

Giving Up On Ordinary

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When Megs became a cleaner, she didn't realise that if people looked at her a cleaner would be all they saw. Megs has as full a life as the people she does for, Mrs Terribly-Clean-Pearson or Ms Oh-Just-Keep-It-Above-The-Dysentery-Line McGhee. She's the mother of three children and still mourning the death of a son; she enjoys a constant sparring match with her mother; she drinks away her troubles with Lorraine, her friend since Primary One; and she sings the blues in a local club.Megs has been getting by. But somehow that's not enough any more. It's time Megs gave up on being ordinary...
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Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 22mm | 240.4g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0747255504
  • 9780747255505
  • 766,750

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"Isla Dewar writes with heartbreaking honesty and genuine compassion... Dewar's Megs is a survivor who had me rooting for her from page one."-Carrie Karasyov, author of THE INFIDELITY PACT on "Giving Up On Ordinary""Isla Dewar is a warm-hearted and gifted storyteller. GIVING UP ON ORDINARY will make you laugh, cry, and fall in love with her characters."-Catherine Ryan Hyde, bestselling author of PAY IT FORWARD, CHASING WINDMILLS and LOVE IN THE PRESENT TENSEon "Giving Up On Ordinary""Dewar's gift is to pull you into the minutiae of people's lives...few writers are so good at making the reader empathize." --Scotland on Sunday on "Giving Up On Ordinary""Crackling with wit, and shot through with sharp observations." --"Woman & Home" on "Giving Up On Ordinary""Dewar is an accessible storyteller with a wry sense of the comic." ---"Kirkus Reviews""Move over Maeve Binchy: there's a new writer on the block." ---"The Roanoke Times ""Dewar's funny, tragic, warm-hearted, life-af?r
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About Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar is the author of many acclaimed novels including Keeping up with Magda, Dancing in a Distant Place, Secrets of a Family Album and Women Talking Dirty. Women Talking Dirty was made into a film starring Eileen Atkins, Helen Bonham Carter, Gina McKee and James Nesbitt. Isla lives in Fife with her cartoonist husband.
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258 ratings
3.55 out of 5 stars
5 17% (44)
4 37% (95)
3 34% (88)
2 9% (23)
1 3% (8)
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