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A Day Like Any Other

by Isla Dewar


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ISBN: 9781788852906
Published: 14 May 2020
Format: E-Book
Extent: 256
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Polygon
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About the Book

You can’t change your past. You can only use the experiences you live through to make your future better, wiser. Anna and her best friend George meet every week to remember, to sigh, to laugh, to reminisce about their moments of glory, guilt and mischief and share their sorrows over a glass or three of wine. The things they’ve done still make them blush. Anna wanted to be a poet – a famous poet. George left home in a childish rage and years later returned with her baby.

When Anna is asked to look after the boy across the road for a few hours each week, she isn’t sure. She doesn’t really do children. But she takes the job on and, gradually, a child’s view of her world shows her a different place.

George remembers a flat she stayed in when she ran away from home. It had the kitchen of all kitchens and, oh, how she’d love to see it again. Anna sets out to see if it still exists and discovers a cookbook full of recipes, intimates notes and drawings from George’s life.

Does all this mark an ending or the beginning of something new and marvellous for Anna and George?

The Author

Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar worked as a magazine journalist (it was all rock’n’roll and other delicious agonies) before writing her first novel, Keeping Up With Magda. Her books have been listed for various awards and translated into seventeen languages. One, Women Talking Dirty, was filmed. Isla lived for many years in Fife. She died in June 2021.