Growing old disgracefully and having a grand old time…
Billy and Dawnie may be in their seventies, but that won’t stop them taking chances or starting again. Their grown-up children have families and lives of their own, so now it’s Billy and Dawnie’s turn, and a life near the sea in Devon beckons.
But the residents of Margot Street (or Maggot Street as Dawnie insists on calling it), don’t quite know what to make of their new neighbours. Billy’s loud, shiny and huge Harley Davidson looks out of place next to the safe and sensible Honda Jazz next door, and Dawnie’s never-ending range of outrageous wigs and colourful clothes, means she’s impossible to miss.
As new friendships are formed and new adventures are shared, Billy and Dawnie start winning their neighbours’ affection. And when life teaches them all a terrible lesson, the folks of Margot Street are determined to live every day as if it’s their last.
My Review; I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THIS. Such an easy, fun and page turner of a read that I devoured. It was over far too quickly for my liking. I loved it all. The characters, the town, the romances, the friendships and the neighbours. Absolutely brilliant. Parts had me laughing out loud!
It’s such a uplifting, happy and full of love and friendship story I couldn’t help but smile all the way through. The main characters are Billy and Dawnie growing old but ‘disgracefully’ I beg to differ. They’re having fun, living life to the full and different. I loved them both. I aspire to be like them when they’re older. Ha.
A brilliant read. A well deserved five stars from me. Might even be heading into my top twenty reads of the year. One I won’t forget in a long time. I love old characters but especially those that are ‘different’ from the OAP norm.