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Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time…
Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won’t stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it’s Billy and Dawnie’s turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons.
But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists on calling it), don’t quite know what to make of their new neighbours. Billy’s loud, shiny and huge Harley Davidson looks out of place next to the safe and sensible Honda Jazz next door, and Dawnie’s never-ending range of outrageous wigs and colourful clothes, means she’s impossible to miss.
As new friendships are formed and new adventures are shared, Billy and Dawnie start winning their neighbours’ affection. And when life teaches them all a terrible lesson, the folks of Margot Street are determined to live every day as if it’s their last.
Judy Leigh returns with a soul-warming, rib-tickling, timeless tale of true love, true friendship and happy-ever-afters.
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Whenever I’m given the opportunity to read one of this author’s book I jump at the chance. They are laugh out loud run reads and often have older main characters making the most of life and opportunities – and this is no exception.
When Billy and Dawnie move into a rented house in Devon they’re leaving their family, including children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, behind to make a new life for themselves and looking for a new home near the sea in Devon. They’re not the stereotypical septuagenarians – these leather clad rockers arriving in a transit van, complete with their Harley Davison and drum kit as well as the usual paraphernalia. He also has long hair and she has a selection of colourful wigs and clothes, they’re not the quiet folk the neighbours at number 11 had anticipated!
There are a lovely, welcoming couple of neighbours on one side of their new home and on the other side are a couple who are reminiscent of the Meldrews from ‘One Foot in the Grave’ – he’s seems determined to assume the worst in everyone and every situation. However, get ready for Billy and Dawnie to work their magic and find true friendships, new opportunities and to share their zest for all life has to offer in this fantastic, funny read.
This is a delightful, fun read about living life to the full, making the most of your time as you never know what’s around the corner for you or those you care about. It is about friendship, sharing, kindness and looking beyond the obvious, making the best of your chances and not judging people on their appearance. There are tragedies involved but the story is generally a very positive look at life -there’s even a visit to a dry ski slope for a group of friends including one lady in her eighties and more than one romance.
Thank you to Boldwood Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read and honestly reviewed.
Author Bio –
Judy Leigh is the bestselling author of Five French Hens, A Grand Old Time and The Age of Misadventure and the doyenne of the ‘it’s never too late’ genre of women’s fiction. She has lived all over the UK from Liverpool to Cornwall, but currently resides in Somerset.
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