Constance Harding's (Rather) Startling Year: A Novel

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Penguin, Mar 29, 2012 - Fiction - 288 pages
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"A comic gem" (Alexander McCall Smith) about a housewife who kisses her chintz and her cheating husband goodbye

Constance Harding lives in a picture perfect house. She is, however, absolutely clueless about the real world, e.g.,

*why her twenty-five-year-old son still hasn’t found a nice girl,

*why her Lithuanian housekeeper’s thongs keep turning up in her husband’s study, and

*why her teenage daughter is dressed in head-to-toe spandex . . .
When disaster strikes, she flees her comfortable nest. Constance is about to discover a wider world she thought it was too late to find. And she’s putting it all in her blog-thingy.


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User Review  - Erika.D - LibraryThing

Another book I picked up based on the cover! I love books written in diary, email, blog, letter format. This one was written in blog entries over the course of a year. The blogger is a 50 something ... Read full review

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User Review  - ltcl - LibraryThing

I received this as an advance copy and it is now available. Very funny novel that reminds me of a Sophie Kinsella crossed with Major Pettigrew Takes a Stand. Constance is a middle aged British woman ... Read full review



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About the author (2012)

Ceri Radford is a journalist and author who lives near Geneva, Switzerland. Constance Harding's (Rather) Startling Year is her first novel.

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