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Two Kinds of Wonderful

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    • Isla Dewar
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When Roz's silent, compulsive husband refused to discuss his problem, when her children seemed embroiled in their own lives, Roz did the unthinkable - she walked out. She did not know that her children would not understand, would not forgive her. She had one moment of joy, shutting the door, leaving, followed by ten years of guilt.

Then the death of the family matriarch Nan reunites Roz, now with a career, a flat and a lover, with her family. Histrionic Zoe and infuriatingly laid-back Jamie arrive on her doorstep. Suddenly Roz is a mother again. A human soup is stirred, and dark family secrets are revealed. But Roz soon realises that her children have only returned to her so that, in the proper scheme of things, they can leave her. Rather than she leaving them.
  • Published: May 01 2006
  • Pages: 352
  • 195 x 128mm
  • ISBN: 9780747261575
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Press Reviews

  • Times Metro
    Dewar writes with enjoyably sharp humour about the tribulations of family life, making some thoughtful points about what growing up means along the way
  • Woman & Home
    Crackling with wit, and shot through with sharp observations
  • Ham & High
    Dewar writes with humour and tenderness, and she's terrific at engaging her readers' interest
  • Fiona Kennedy, Tesco
    Captures the turbulence and ever-changing dynamics of family life... A witty, fast-moving novel with a cast of characters I would love to meet
  • Big Issue in Scotland
    'Frank, funny writing
  • Publishing News
    Powerful, provocative and sharply witty
  • Newcastle Evening Chronicle
    Dewar has a very sharp sense of humour and writes with a great deal of wit