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I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry

I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry
Title: I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry
Published: January 14, 2014
Readers will shed a tear at her losses and laugh at her predicaments in this sometimes hilarious, often heartbreaking, true story that gives a moving and often shocking insight in to the earlier life of the much-loved travel author famed for her humour and her honesty. Susie recalls a 1950s childhood in post-war London's every shade of grey and the splendours of Africa as, with her glamorous mother and father, she boards a ship bound for exotic, technicolor Kenya. Then in its final decade as a colony, Kenya was peopled with larger-than-life characters who had helped to forge its identity. There, with the threats of the Mau Mau uprising ever-present, Susie's life disintegrates at break-neck speed into a web of jealousy, rejection and casual cruelty. Each time it seems things cannot get any worse, they do as the popular travel author lifts the lid on her own, often shocking, behaviour in her quest to protect herself and those she loves. Rebellious, lonely and self-destructive, it is a small grey horse named Cinderella who saves Susie from herself and brings her the love she craves.

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The Widow’s To Do List

The Widow's To Do List
Title: The Widow's To Do List
Published: December 28, 2013
Two years after her beloved husband's death, Sally Lightfoot, 50, is ready to age gracefully. With added chocolate. Her friend's advice to get out of the house and lose her 'wididity', her born-again virginity, before it's too late is firmly dismissed. Nobody can replace Dom. And why would she want all the dating fuss, bother and trauma that her daughter Ami is going through? With added flabby bits? But Sally hadn't reckoned on meeting Loro, a Leonard Cohen busker who sings Suzanne to the tourists on the Greek island of Hydra. Realising that if she wants something she has to go for it, Sally finally plucks up the courage to leave her lonely comfort zone to face the possibility of humiliation and rejection square on. She sets herself up for a fall. Will he? Or won't he?

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