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We Are All Made of Glue | [Marina Lewycka]

We Are All Made of Glue

Georgie Sinclair’s husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it’s just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first a firm friendship is formed. Then Mrs Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie’s surprise, she is named as her next of kin.
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Georgie Sinclair’s husband has walked out and work is getting her down. So when she spots Mrs Shapiro, an eccentric old neighbour, rummaging through her skip in the middle of the night, it’s just the distraction she needs. And although they mistrust each other at first, a firm friendship is formed.

Then Mrs Shapiro is admitted to hospital and, to Georgie’s surprise, she is named as her next of kin. As Georgie steps in to help her new friend, she finds herself unravelling a mystery that takes her from Highbury to wartime Europe to the Middle East, and learning a bit about DIY along the way.

©2009 Marina Lewycka (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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  • Lauren
    Aberystwyth, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
    4/14/11
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    "Best in a long time"

    I bought this thinking it would pass the time on long journeys but found I was listening to it at every opportunity, it's simply too good to put down.
    Every character is so memorable, there's twists and scandal, everything you want. Heartbreaking and hilarious I honestly think this will appeal to anyone.
    One thing I must warn you though, like me, you'll probably get some funny looks for bursting into laughter in the street.
    Enjoy!

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Heather
    Soham, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
    8/28/10
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    "Loved it!"

    This is a marvellous book which made me laugh out loud. The narrator does a brilliant job and brings the characters to life. Recommended for an excellent light hearted read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Jon
    NottinghamUnited Kingdom
    8/19/10
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    "Excellent"

    My wife and I both thoroughly enjoyed this. I've previously read A Short History... and Two Caravans, but this was the first audio book of hers that I've listened to and it worked very well. It was well read, especially for a book with quite a lot of (brilliantly written) dialogue which some narrators don't manage to pull off.

    I found the book more similar to A Short History... than Two Caravans, but as with her all work the main thread of the story happens almost in the background, hanging off the very three-dimensional characterisation of the protagonists.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Claire
    Peterborough, Cambs, United Kingdom
    3/29/10
    Overall
    "Hugely enjoyable and beautifully read"

    I didn't want this book to end!

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • kimmidp
    brussels belgium
    6/10/13
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    "captivating!"

    wow! this was a surprise just loved it from start to finish
    good girly listen

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah
    GLASGOW, United Kingdom
    4/28/13
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    "Take care of the elderly"

    This was a comedy so hopefully the way the elderly are treated by the Social Work and Estate Agents aren't as the book leads you to believe! In saying that the old lady had a great character, reminded me of my great aunt!



    A woman finds herself coping with an absent husband, a troubled son and an elderly neighbour who gets into lots of scrapes after being deemed unfit to stay at home alone anymore.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • MR
    Solihull, United Kingdom
    4/17/13
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    "Tedious"

    This is chicklit for middle-aged house wives. I so wanted it to me like a short history of ukrainian tractors. I gave it a couple of hours and then had to switch it off.

    The narration is good, but the characters just don't seem realistic and the plot felt so dragged out. Also, I'm never a fan of books where the star character is also a writer, it shows lack of research into full rounded characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Tiffany
    denbigh, United Kingdom
    3/12/13
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    "fantastic"

    get it ,loved every minute of it ,you won't regret it ..I finished it in two days .......

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sara
    Portsmouth
    12/23/12
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    "A light-hearted, entertaining story"

    An interesting story which kept me coming back for more. If you are looking for light-hearted entertainment this book is for you. Well written and narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • T. Hammond
    uk
    11/30/12
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    "Entertaining tale but by no means an epic"

    A witty and entertaining tale but I doubt whether it will consume you. Some interesting sub-plots and excellent narration. A "light-hearted" read and still worth the money/credit in my opinion.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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