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The Little Girl in the Radiator

Discussion in 'Books, film and music' started by Grey Lad, Jul 21, 2015.

  1. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

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    Amazing coincidence. Talking to heating engineer about Maureen. He mentioned his father in law was suffering from dementia and was in a Nursing Home. He recommended the above book. Just downloaded it on my Tablet. Anyone read it?
     
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  3. Beate

    Beate Registered User

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    #3 Beate, Jul 21, 2015
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    I've read it. It's very very good. I can also recommend Elizabeth Is Missing by Emma Healey + And Still The Music Plays by Graham Stokes.
     
  4. Grey Lad

    Grey Lad Registered User

    Sep 12, 2014
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    Thanks both.
     
  5. Pauline123

    Pauline123 Registered User

    Nov 17, 2016
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    Hi I read this book and absolutely loved it and have recommended it to many. It struck a cord because I went through many similar situations. It made me both laugh and cry. I loved the part where his mum cut the hair on the dog because my mum did the same. I live near to where the book is set and have been in the same situation of taking mum to the hairdressers and worrying that she would go walk about.
    A brilliant read. Thank you because I learnt from it.

    Sadly my mum passed away on Boxing Day. I have mixed feelings. It's sad but also a guilty relief but because you know that they are finally safe and at peace which they truly deserve.
     
  6. Rolypoly

    Rolypoly Registered User

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    I read the preview on amazon recently and really enjoyed the snippet available. I’m definitely going to read it.
     
  7. Bunpoots

    Bunpoots Registered User

    Apr 1, 2016
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    I've read the book. Hilarious and heartbreaking.
     

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