All That Happened at Number 26

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Hardie Grant Publishing, Dec 1, 2009 - Humor - 277 pages
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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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Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
17
Section 3
33
Section 4
47
Section 5
55
Section 6
62
Section 7
70
Section 8
83
Section 14
158
Section 15
165
Section 16
182
Section 17
192
Section 18
202
Section 19
213
Section 20
231
Section 21
241

Section 9
90
Section 10
99
Section 11
118
Section 12
136
Section 13
146
Section 22
248
Section 23
261
Section 24
275
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About the author (2009)

Denise Scott is a Melbourne-based stand-up comedian, actor and radio and TV personality. Since her start in the business in the early 1980s, Denise has been making people laugh with her blend of personal stories and topical observations.

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