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Saving Septic Cyril(2015)
The Illegal Gardener Part II
(Book 16 in the Greek Village series)
A novel by Sara Alexi
In a dim terraced house on a cobbled street in West Yorkshire, Cyril gives refuge to all the stray dogs, abandoned furniture and broken toys he finds.
The ghosts of his past find their way in anyway - and now one of his neighbours wants him evicted.
When Saabira moves in next door with her husband Aaman and their young daughter, she hopes the family has left all its troubles behind in Pakistan.
But memories can be stubborn things, and Saabira has a few that even the wild winds from the moors can't shake.
Cyril just wants to be left in peace. Saabira just feels compelled to reach out.
With all their differences, can the two of them begin to trust each other?
Praise for Saving Septic Cyril
'Another wonderful story from Sara, reuniting us with Amman. Now, with his wife and baby daughter settled in Bradford, a far cry from Pakistan. With true compassion and care they reach out to their neighbour, Cyril, and transform his pitiful life. Although a far cry from Sara's usual books set in Greece, this doesn't disappoint. If you haven't started reading her books yet - do so now, you won't be disappointed.'
Well that was different - but WHAT a powerful story ! As always Sara's characters leap out of the page and work their way into your hearts. This book brings back some of the people we met in earlier books of the Greek Village series and bravely tackles preconceptions and prejudice. Very clverely written - with a lovely twist at the end ! Highly recommended.
Sara never fails to delight me. I love her writing style. It is wonderful to catch up with "old friends" and learn more about what is going on in their world. I cannot wait for her next book to be released.
Like The Illegal Gardner, this one makes me what to be a nicer, more tolerant person.
A wonderful read!
I just finished reading Saving Septic Cyril and as usual with Sara's books, you feel like you are on a treasure hunt. As the characters meander, they morph and are forced to deal with a myriad of issues we call life. Sometimes this journey of life is painful; however, in the end goodness prevails, and some characters find something they did not even know was missing.
Genre: General Fiction
December 2015 : Paperback
December 2015 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition