The Late Starters' Club
In this sequel to When the Cat had my Tongue, Diana Fassino recounts her experiences as a hopelessly incompetent 50's housewife, and the unexpected arrival, (the "Oops! Factor") of three babies in four years. This "Late Starter" becomes a prolific writer of short stories for women's magazines world-wide, and at forty, her children grown, she divorces her Swiss husband and moves to London. After a scandalous affair with a handsome young medical student, she leaves home with a backpack and spends a summer in Greece looking after nine drug-crazed ex-racehorses. A ten-day visit to Hawaii turns into three years, after which she runs a marina in the Turks and Caicos Islands. In a night of high drama the marina is burned to the ground, but when shortly afterwards her "Knight in Shining Armour" arrives in her life, it seems things will at last become less turbulent. Then tragedy and disaster befall her "beloveds", and in the last pages of this book we witness the healing and redemptive power of love.
Today Diana lives with her American husband Dick, her "Knight in Shining Armour", in Sun Valley, Idaho.Praise for When the Cat Had My Tongue:
"If nostalgia is your thing, I recommend you to read this unique, hilarious insight into the Upstairs Downstairs goings-on in Diana Fassino's riveting, intensely personal account of upper class English country life during WWII."
John Whitney, Director Sagitta Productions, Creator of Upstairs Downstairs.
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