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Title: Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, The
Authors: Patrick, Phaedra
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 352
Year: 2016
Language: English
Description: When widower Arthur Pepper, an entrenched creature of routine, plucks up the courage to sort out his beloved wife's belongings, he comes across an expensive gold bracelet that he doesn't recognise. Just what did Miriam get up to before their forty years of marriage? Tracing the provenance of each of the charms takes Arthur on an odyssey that reveals as much about him as it does about Miriam.

A delightfully eccentric and amusing story of self-discovery and the unexpected rewards of throwing off the shackles.


Comments from BDS Reviewers:

"Absolutely delightful. It may be a little light for those preferring a substantial read but I enjoyed it very much."

"Very easy to read, light, relaxing and amusing."

"It has different layers and levels. For example, it can be read superficially or more in-depth, looking at the change in Arthur, his children, his view of himself and his world."

"I'd recommend it as a bit of escapism in this topsy-turvy world!"

"I enjoyed this book very much. It's a light read but very enjoyable and it does cover some interesting topics (eg, a widower adapting to his new life, and how we think about ourselves)."

"Recommended for those looking for a lighter read."

Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Love story, Relationships, Uplifting, England, Light style, 2018 Titles

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