Troubador Gloria In Extremis

Released: 28/10/2021

ISBN: 9781800464537

eISBN: 9781800465992

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Gloria In Extremis


After being dumped by her long-term partner Roy, fifty-year old Gloria hits an all-time low and sets out to drown herself off the Kent coast. Being a good swimmer, this is already doomed to failure. Moving on, as her friend Alison suggests, is easier said than done. Gloria often finds comfort in drink and visiting her elderly aunt, Kit.

When she is let go from her job, Gloria attempts to re-join the world of work, but when this also fails her, she resorts to taking a lodger, Phil. Inevitably, she imagines her role of landlady developing into a more intimate relationship, but this remains just another dream.

While on holiday in Majorca where Alison links up with old flame Joe, Gloria meets photographer Tony who frees her after she becomes trapped in a beach hut. Tony suggests dinner back in the UK, but as he omits to take her number, Gloria isn’t holding her breath.

I didnt know what to expect from this book but it was better than i thought it would be. it was funny, heartbreaking, heartwarming and everything in between. An enjoyable read.

Original review:

by NetGalley review

I’m sure Gloria won’t be every reader’s cup of tea. She’s blunt, abrasive and someone we all know. Watching her wade through all the bad luck and poor choices, then finally coming into her own made for a quick, enjoyable read.

Original review:

by NetGalley review

This is a delightful tale - witty, warm and perceptive. Guaranteed to lift the reader’s spirits!

by Pamela Tonge

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