Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart

Homemaking for the Down at Heart Margot is a late night talk radio host the perfect job for an outspoken insomniac Her Kalk Bay home is crowded with wonderfully evocative characters such as her teenage daughter Pia her hopelessly r

  • Title: Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart
  • Author: Finuala Dowling
  • ISBN: 9780795703201
  • Page: 376
  • Format: None
  • Margot is a late night talk radio host the perfect job for an outspoken insomniac Her Kalk Bay home is crowded with wonderfully evocative characters such as her teenage daughter, Pia, her hopelessly romantic yet mostly absent lover Curtis, and the family hanger on, Mr Morland, a professional psychic Finally there s her mother, Zoe, once the acclaimed author of a quirkyMargot is a late night talk radio host the perfect job for an outspoken insomniac Her Kalk Bay home is crowded with wonderfully evocative characters such as her teenage daughter, Pia, her hopelessly romantic yet mostly absent lover Curtis, and the family hanger on, Mr Morland, a professional psychic Finally there s her mother, Zoe, once the acclaimed author of a quirky self help volume with the same title, but now increasingly senile.

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    1 thought on “Homemaking for the Down-at-Heart ”

    1. I loved this book. I think many, many, many people would love this book. Her characters are deeply flawed, oh so very human, yet you care. A page turning read of the basic every day hardships, that despite it all, is strangely uplifting.

    2. A beautifully written book all about the imperfection of life, and the ties of responsibility and love.Another South African goodie!

    3. Reread this yesterday after a gap of 7 years. Appreciated it even more now that I am well and truly middle aged, and have lost both parents - mom very recently. What a gentle, witty, moving book by someone who sure knows how to write. People have called her the 'Jane Austen' of South Africa. This perfectly describes her ability to astutely capture all the so-called mundanities of life, of relationships and social interactions, and turn them into the profundities they actually are. Definitely not [...]

    4. I loved this messy book. So delicately observed. I like the adequate space each character is given and the non-judgmentality of the writer. One is reminded of what a home should be – definitely it made me remember my childhood home, and the warmth, love, sisters and cats I was surrounded with at that time: cat hair, cattiness and fleas included. It also made me stop and question why are we taking these strident self-proclaimed gurus and experts of the Google hearth (I won’t add “and home [...]

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