This book starts off lovely and the romance cute #and everything is going along you normally and then it suddenly goes nuts I mean it s a funny #everything is going along you know normally and then it suddenly goes nuts I mean it s a funny and I enjoyed most of it until the end section which is just really far fetched and ridiculous This book is so about life This would happen to me or my family at least the falling down art LOL Catherine gives you funny with enough depth that you aren t bored Maybe 25 Stars I didn t articularly like the main character which makes enjoying a book difficult This Book Is So Much book is so much divorce and trying to get a man back trying to meet new men liking a different man then saying that man can t compare to the old man but then oh no somehow he s the one It just doesn t make a whole lot of sense Either you want your man back or you re confused and don t know what you really want but are trying to keep everything the way it is because the situation is so horrifying that you need time to rocess it or don t want to really deal with the situation and ignoring it is easier OR you know you can t forgive that erson Either way YOU A daft and enjoyable yarn Good long story full of uite made characters all very upper middle class and just fun. When Olivia's husband Johnny announces I don't care what color you aint the hall I'm leaving Olivia is understandably Typical Catherine Alliott story Her heroines always seem to be rich twits and Olivia is no exception I didn t really like her honestly Nor Nina or Hugh or Molly The smoking really ut me off Not bad for light reading but it s hard to care what happens romantically to A Ladys Honor (Cliffs of Cornwall, people you haven t warmed to The builders story was hammy and didn t ring true either Very long also Not tout anyone off who feels like a bit of chick lit it s mildly amusing and the writing is good it s just not #overly convincing Read a lot worse I love British chick lit and I #convincing Read a lot worse I love British chick lit and I enjoyed Alliott s other novels but I gave up on this one I don t always need characters to be likable but Olivia was so unlikable that I found it hard to root for her or even care about what happened to her Also all of the bitchy snark about the Bob and Larry in the Case of the Missing Patience physical characteristics ofeople who weren t thin and conventionally attractive got very tedious very uickly This was a re read for me I read this book when it first came out years ago and loved it After that I got every Catherine Alliott book that came out up until the last couple of years when I felt that her writing was not as good as it used to beI had forgotten uite a lot about this book so it. Evastated
Left with an eccentric troop of builders camping in her back garden a ten year old daughter with an attitude with an eccentric troop of builders camping in her back garden a ten year old daughter with an attitude Was like a first read and really enjoyed it even though at times it was silly I laughed at all the stupid things the main character did along with her friends and neighboursThis is one of her best give it a try Enjoyed the British linguistics but found it to be a frivolous read with a bunch of shallow judgmental characters This one assage was the most insightful thing in the book Years of rich Mostly Mama privilegedeople The Naked Man playing carelessly with other lessrivileged eople s lives Let the little family of the lower orders beside the garage in Finchleyjust get on with it #just cope whilst those who d created the carnage those carefree #cope whilst those who d created the carnage those carefree amorous menabsconded themselves A hilarious read this book is laugh out loud funny My favourite of Catherine Alliott s books Olivia s Luck by Catherine Alliott is about a woman named Olivia who finds love again after her husband leaves her during a major house renovationIt s a erfect beach read with than one subplot bringing dimension to this rom com There were surprises and a few twists and turns that left me guessing which is rare for this genre It s a fast enjoyable read with a range of characters that Cutremur de timp play off of each other well Definitely worth a read. Nd a neurotic neighbor intent on foisting cast off men in her direction Olivia's dream home is suddenly less than dreamy.
Why She Wrote: A Graphic History of the Lives, Inspiration, and Influence Behind the Pens of Classic Women Writers
In Why She Wrote, dive into the fascinating, unexpected, and inspiring stories behind the greatest women writers in the English language.This compelling graphic collection features 18 women—including Jane Austen, Louisa May Alcott, Alice Dunbar Nelson, Anne Lister, and —and asks a simple question: in a time when being a woman writer often meant being undervalued, overlooked, or pigeonholed, why did she write?Why did Jane Austen struggle to write for five years before her first novel was ever published? How did Edith Maude Eaton's writing change the narrative around Chinese immigrant workers in North America? Why did the Brontë sisters choose to write under male pennames, and Anne Lister write her personal diaries in code?Learn about women writers from the 18th, 19th, and early 20th centuries, from familiar favorites to those who have undeservedly fallen into obscurity, and their often untold histories, including:• The forgotten mother of the gothic genre• The unexpected success of Little Women• The diaries of the first modern lesbian• The lawsuit to protect Little Lord Fauntleroy• The personal account of a mastectomy in 1811• Austen's struggles with writer's block• And much, much !Why She Wrote highlights a significant moment from each writer's life and retells it through engaging and accessible comics, along with biographical text, bibliographies, and fun facts. For aspiring writers, literary enthusiasts, and the Janeite who has everything, this new collection highlights these incredible women's hardships, their influence, and the spark that called them to write.• GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL FOR ALL AGES: Librarians and teachers recommend graphic novels for readers of all ages, especially beloved nonfiction titles like Marjane Satrapi's Persepolis and Raina Telgemeier's Smile, Sisters, and Guts. Immerse yourself in the stories of these fascinating women through the fun, approachable, and dynamic medium of the graphic novel!• CELEBRATION OF WOMEN WRITERS: Want to read books by historical women writers, but aren't sure where to start? The stories and bibliographies of the women featured in Why She Wrote is an inspirational deep dive.• OVERVIEW OF WOMEN'S HISTORY: Add it to the shelf alongside other collections of women's history, including Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky, Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World by Pénélope Bagieu, and s, Abolitionists, and Activists: A Graphic History of Women's Fight for Their Rights by Mikki Kendall and A. D'Amico.