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The Sparkle Pages

Narrated by: Meg Bignell
Length: 12 hrs and 33 mins
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'Is marriage just a series of texts about where the children are and whether we need milk until one of you dies?'

Susannah Parks - wife, mother, cleaner of surfaces and runner of household - is a viola virtuoso. Except she hasn't picked up a viola for over a decade. She has, however, picked up a lot of Lego, socks, wet towels and other exhibits of mundanity. She has also picked up on the possibility that her husband has lost interest in her. (And frankly, she's not very interested in Susannah Parks either.) But this year, she has resolved to be very interesting. Also thoughtful, useful, cheerful, relevant, self-sufficient, stylish, alluring and intelligent. 

In her highly confidential diary, Susannah documents the search for the elusive spark in her marriage, along with all the high and low notes of life with her four beloved children, with her free-spirited (and world famous) best friend Ria, and with Hugh, the man who fills her heart with burning passion and her washing pile with shirts.

And perhaps amid the chaos she might be brave enough to find the missing pieces of herself.

WARNING: Contains strong language, sex scenes and fantasies about husbands unpacking the dishwasher.

©2019 Meg Bignell (P)2019 Penguin Random House Australia

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  • Simsyx4
  • 05-28-19

Wow

This book made me laugh out loud cry and look within. Was an absolute joy to read

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  • Jen birkhead
  • 05-12-19

Loved it!

Easy to listen to, relatable, funny and also cried! Loved it! Great narration by the author and loved hearing an Australian accent.

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  • Meg
  • 05-11-19

WOW!

Amazing. What a way with words. I hope there will be more from Meg. Her narration was perfect.

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  • Gina
  • 04-21-19

So much to love!

Universal themes tackled with humour and grace. The Sparkle Pages treads lightly but with such insight that I was left satisfied and yet changed by Susanna’s journey. Make no mistake, this comedy isn’t just fluff. It’s packed with reality, depth and joy in just the right balance. I look forward to more from this author.

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  • martin
  • 06-13-19

Highly recommended

Loved this book, had me laughing out loud. Was a roller coaster of emotions, didn’t want it to end but couldn’t stop listening.

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