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  • By Ben Gaia
    Jan 12, 2013
    Faced with two ungrateful adult children, and with utter scorn for mobile phones, hearing aids, and other needless additions to modern life, a retired art teacher dreams of buying a house in an Italian resort, only to be foiled by pettiness and ageism. A hilarious read. Shades of Clive James, Ben Elton, and Tom Sharpe.
  • By Alister Ssmart
    Jan 5, 2013
    I have just finished reading this novel, bravo! A bloody good read, most entertaining. I enjoyed the author's thoughts on happiness and English society, and the character's love of Italy.
  • By john coe
    Jan 5, 2013
    A great read . A pleasant soufle witrh a chuckle on every page!
  • By Iain Smith
    Nov 29, 2012
    If you are looking for a thoroughly enjoyable novel, with an uncomplicated plot, which is easy to read, you need look no further than “Staggering On”. This is especially so if you are one of what the Americans call “senior citizens” as much of this book will resonate with you. On a social front, although I'm sure this is not what the author intended, this book could bridge the age gap by giving younger people an idea of what life can be like for the older person. Indeed, what they might be able to expect for themselves. Nevertheless, this is by no means a serious dissertation on old age. Humour is sprinkled readily throughout. For example, the author has made use of some pithy comments by American cowboy turned social commentator and actor, Will Rogers, which have been placed at the beginning of each chapter. Two examples are here:- There are two theories to arguing with a woman . . Neither works. The older we get, the fewer things seem worth waiting in line for. The thing that struck... More > me about this novel was the life-observing ability of the author. You realise, when you read some of his humorous comments, how true they are and you wonder why you hadn't thought of that before. “What about the plot?” you might ask. There isn't one really just life and a series of mostly amusing incidents and experiences of the main character, Peter Huntingdon and his wife Sue, who are both in their 80s. But don't expect “belly laughs”. The humour is gentle, often subtly expressed. While reading it you will find that, apart from one or two more serious moments, there will be a continuous smile on your face. I can't recommend it highly enough.< Less
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Product Details

ISBN
9781291202915
Edition
First
Publisher
Wyke Hill Press
Published
November 28, 2012
Language
English
Pages
150
Binding
Perfect-bound Paperback
Interior Ink
Black & white
Weight
0.61 lbs.
Dimensions (inches)
6 wide x 9 tall
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