All That Happened at Number 26
Denise Scott moved into number 26, with a husband, his circus equipment, a king-sized futon (but not a base), a Ventolin inhaler (to cope with stress-induced asthma), no savings to speak of, and their newborn baby. The husband lost his eyebrows; the circus equipment multiplied, spilling over into any available space; the futon went mouldy; the Ventolin ran out; and another baby was added to the family, putting paid to any ideas of further savings. Forget about future plans, it was enough just to make it through the day. All lives have their hiccups, though, and this is no misery memoir - far from it. The life that Denise and her husband John created in their ramshackle house is one of warmth, humour and good old-fashioned ingenuity. Written with Denise’s trademark candor, All that Happened at Number 26 is part memoir, part stand-up, and completely beguiling.
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I relate to Denise Scott in that I am of similar age, I grew up in Melbourne, studied to be a teacher with Vic Ed Dept and my husband also has his moments as the master of makeshift mends. Her humour ... Read full review
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