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Warnings of Gales by Annie Sanders
  

Warnings of Gales

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This is a hugely enjoyable read and if you have ever shared a family holiday with friends and their children, this novel will have you laughing and squirming as you remember all the ups and downs of your time away together. You will be caught up with the lives of the three mothers and itâs fascinating how your sympathies for them change as the story unfolds. The plot develops in an unexpected but satisfying way and you feel a sense of loss at the end when the holiday ends and your involvement with the characters also ceases. This is a funny, affectionate book but also wise. It reinforces how important our female friends are to us and also our relationships with our children. A five star read!

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Synopsis

Warnings of Gales by Annie Sanders

Imogen, who organised the holiday, is frighteningly capable and a bit of a control freak. With three children who are at the centre of her world, she's determined that this holiday will be perfect. But is Imogen's tidy life quite as happy as it seems?

Sophie is Imogen's oldest friend, dating back to the days when they would chat long after lights out at their Home Counties boarding school. Sophie knows she should be feeding her offspring organic cous-cous, but they love McDonalds' apple pies too much - and where's the harm in that? But is there more to Sophie than dogged loyalty to her rather overbearing old mate?

And then there's Jo, an acquaintance of Sophie's roped in at the last minute when the first choice of housemate pulled out. An East London GP and single mother, and very easy going with her son, she appears to be the polar opposite to Imogen.

A group holiday seemed such a good idea back in January ...

Reviews

'This sharply observed tale of domestic dispute will strike a chord with the thousands who have endured and enjoyed shared vacations.' THE EXPRESS

'One of our picks of the year ... poignant, funny and well-observed' BELLA

'...they bring all the wit, charm and sparkle of their debut novel to this entertaining sequel.' BELFAST TELEGRAPH

About the Author

Annie Sanders

Annie Ashworth and Meg Sanders have written ten non-fiction books and eight novels together while remaining the best of friends. They both live in Stratford-upon-Avon.

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Book Info

Publication date

28th June 2006

Author

Annie Sanders

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Author's Website

www.anniesanders.co.uk/

Publisher

Orion Publishing Co

Format

Paperback (b Format)
448 pages

Categories

Family Drama
Literary Fiction
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780752877747

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