Nancy Byrde tells us her version of the canalside goings on that spice up her retirement. Together with her dog, Steven, she gets close to her family, the good and the evil. She dices, with drugs,... More > violence, a teenage runaway and being over exposed at a wedding she wasn't invited to. Will she find a new happiness?
Benches is set in and around Birmingham in the UK. The names of places has been changed to protect the innocent. It grew out of an encounter with a bench that had been graffitied with a rude word.
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Novel in an eccentric style in the first person and in the present tense. Nancy a retired dentist has an adventure around about the canal. There is family conflict - good and evil.The evile is about... More > drugs running. TNancy shelters a teenager who is pregnant and running away from her grandmother.< Less
Nancy Byrde tells us her own version of the canalside goings on that spice up her retirement. Together with her dog, Steven, she gets closer to her family, the good and the evil. She dices with... More > drugs, a teenage runaway and is overexposed at a wedding she hasn't been invited to. Will she find new happiness?< Less