The Isla Dewar Collection
by Isla Dewar
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It rings so true, Dewar evoking the preoccupations of age with a quiet authority… grounded in an awareness that experience and wisdom are qualities that are always hard-won
Under the surface there is a deep well of triumphs, romance, tragedy and loss ...[Anna’s verse is] sometimes profound and beautiful, sometimes comic
a wonderful, funny novel full of insight in which kindness and love take centre stage - but with absolutely none of the mushiness that implies
A story with as much heart as drama, and though there are plenty of puzzles for the characters to solve, it is kindness rather than cleverness that leads to solutions in the end'
West Coast Review
About the Book
Snap up a pair of Isla Dewar’s feel-good novels in this exclusive bundle from Polygon.
First, delve into a feel-good summer reading mystery with It Takes One to Know One, where Charlie Gavin, abducted as a baby, joins the Be Kindly Missing Persons Bureau to help lost souls like himself. Then indulge in the lifelong friendship of Anna and George in A Day Like Any Other, a novel that shows it’s never too late to find yourself, packed with humour, insight, depth and honesty.
‘A realist, observant and needle-sharp, Isla Dewar can be very funny’ – The Times
Titles included in this bundle are:
It Takes One to Know One
A Day Like Any Other
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.
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