A combination of overwork and jet-lag propels Julia Fairfax into becoming engaged to a golf-playing wine buff called Oscar.
But when she realises that she has fonder feelings for his adorable Labrador than for Oscar himself, she is forced to confront the fact that there is something drastically wrong. Ditching her fiance and jacking in her job, she decides to revolutionise her life.
Her new career as a cook on a pair of gotel bots is certainly a departure, and teaches her more about life than jow to get a couple of narrow boats through a lock. But even afloat, Julia's past catches up with her. Not only must she contend with the persistent Oscar (not to mention his frightful mother and her own mother's determined matchmaking), but also the arrival of her childhood enemy, the enigmatic Fergus Grindley...
About the Author
Katie Fforde lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and some of her three children. Recently her old hobbies of ironing and housework have given way to singing, Flamenco dancing and husky racing. She claims this keeps her fit.
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Comments about Life Skills:
A book that will stop and make you think I wonder if I could do that. Each one of us can, as Katie Fforde has written. Well worth a read.
Number Of Pages: 343
Published: 1st January 2004