A Grand Old Time

By Judy Leigh,

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'Brilliantly funny, emotional and uplifting' Miranda Dickinson

Heartwarming, hilarious and fun - the perfect read for anyone who loved Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, A Man Called Ove, Ruth Jones and JoJo Moyes.

Evie Gallagher is regretting her hasty move into a care home. She may be seventy-five and recently…

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2 authors picked A Grand Old Time as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Fantasy readers often enjoy a good quest. While this would be classed as a feel-good book that takes place in the real world, there are fantastical elements in the adventures of the protagonist, an elderly lady who decides care home life is too dull for her.

A rocky start followed by an interesting series of decisions and taking chances makes for an uplifting adventure story as fulfilling as a typical Fantasy quest.

This is a story to lift the spirits and show readers that adventures aren't just for the young. Evie Gallagher moved into a care home, but soon regrets it as life there is like sitting and waiting to die. She takes her handbag and walks out, seeking new adventures, and boy does she find them! It's a feel-good story that dispels fear of growing old and shows us that it's never too late to have a good life.

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