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Lizzie untied the raffia and one end of the box eased open. She tipped the contents onto the table and spread them out. The pieces were beautiful, tiny, intricately shaped. The backs of them were wood, in this case beech, finely cut so that they were more like buttons than jigsaw pieces and on the fronts varying shades from black to white. Lizzie held one out to him, puzzled. â€œWhat is it?â€â€™
When Jim Nealon walks into Lizzie Flynnâ€™s shop and proposes that she help him make jigsaws, Lizzie agrees. Putting together one personâ€™s memories so that another person can feel part of them seems like a good idea â€“ and a project that she can fit into her humdrum life without making too many changes. Sheâ€™s about to turn fifty, heading for her first hot flush. She could do with the distraction.
Then Jim shows her the photographs he intends to use.
Now the picture that was Lizzieâ€™s life is in the air, swirling around in a thousand pieces and threatening to fall. As she scrambles to put her life back together again, Lizzie realises that it canâ€™t be done. It was never a real picture anyway.
Too many of the pieces donâ€™t fit.
The Jigsaw Maker is the story of Lizzieâ€™s journey towards the truth.
Closing date: 11/10/2018
Publication date: 10/02/2006
Format: Paperback (b Format)
|Publication date:||10th February 2006|
|Format:||Paperback (b Format)|
|Genres:||eBook Favourites, Family Drama, Literary Fiction, Relationship Stories,|
Adrienne Dines was born in Dublin in 1959, which qualifies her as a 'woman of a certain age' today. She is very proud of this fact. She graduated from Trinity College, Dublin in 1981 and moved to Weybridge, Surrey to teach in a convent school. Marriage to a BP oilman saw her packed off to Aberdeen for ten years where she taught in a variety of secondary schools, wrote poetry and speeches and gave birth to three sons. Now back in Weybridge, she is a contributor to parish and diocesan publications and a member of the American Women of Surrey Writers' ...More About Adrienne Dines