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Dancing in a Distant Place

by Isla Dewar

Dancing in a Distant Place Synopsis

When Iris Chisholm arrives in the tiny Highland community of Green Cairns, she's still in a state of shock - not so much from her husband's untimely death as from the discovery that he'd gambled away all their money and even their home. In addressing the problems of the children at the school where she becomes the only teacher, Iris finds distraction from her worries. Further distractions come in the shape of golden-tongued lawyer Michael and the gentle handyman, Chas. The locals are deliciously outraged at the scandal of a schoolmarm who seems to have a sex life, while so embroiled is Iris that she does not notice what is happening to her own children - who need her just as much as the waifs of Green Cairns...

Dancing in a Distant Place Press Reviews

'Dewar is an accessible storyteller with a wry sense of the comic... Comfortable and sweet' * Kirkus Reviews * 'A delightful, beautifully realised read' Bookseller * Bookseller *

Book Information

ISBN: 9780755300808
Publication date: 1st September 2003
Author: Isla Dewar
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 352 pages
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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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