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The Jigsaw Maker by Adrienne Dines
  

The Jigsaw Maker

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A brilliant follow up to Adrienne Dines' debut novel, Toppling Miss April. When Lizzie Flynn is approached by a young, attractive jigsaw maker who asks her to help him with his research little does she know how it will affect her life. Well plotted and very enjoyable.

If you like Adrienne Dines you might also like to read books by Teresa Crane, Elizabeth Adler and Anita Burgh.

Synopsis

The Jigsaw Maker by Adrienne Dines

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. “What is it?”â

When Jim Nealon walks into Lizzie Flynnâs shop and proposes that she help him make jigsaws, Lizzie agrees. Putting together one personâs memories so that another person can feel part of them seems like a good idea – and a project that she can fit into her humdrum life without making too many changes. Sheâs 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 Lizzieâs 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 canât be done. It was never a real picture anyway.

Too many of the pieces donât fit.

The Jigsaw Maker is the story of Lizzieâs journey towards the truth.

Reviews

‘The pieces fit together very well indeedâ Fay Weldon

An absolute page-turner…I literally couldnât put it down!â Mary Campbell

About the Author

Adrienne Dines

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' Group. She is still a speechwriter - for world champion canoeists, social functions and even ordinations. Many of her speeches are delivered in verse as it affords her the freedom to 'blame it on the rhyme'.

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Book Info

Publication date

10th February 2006

Author

Adrienne Dines

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Publisher

Transita

Format

Paperback (b Format)

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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ISBN

9781905175239

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