Monica Moran was not the woman she used to be. Or rather she was not just the woman she used to be. She was at least one other woman as well and their combined weight sat heavily on her overburdened bones. Where her breasts had been generous twenty years ago, they were now magnanimous, munificent...she leaned forward to negotiate the bottom step and Bernadette couldn't help clucking in disapproval. If that cleavage was any closer to the ground you could stand a bicycle in it. Twenty years ago, when Father Barry ruled the Tullabeg roost, Bernadette Teegan and Monica Moran vied for his attention. Then Monica went away and life settled down. Now Monica is back. And Bernadette has no intention of making hers a happy visit. She has plans to snare the most eligible bachelor in town, Cormac Hegarty, Estate Agent, and keep nephew Michael's soul (and overalls) spotless. But Monica has plans too! A comedy of errors, misdirection and cross-wired agendas, "Toppling Miss April" is a triumph of flesh over fantasy, when menopause is just a pause between men and experience counts for everything.
"A laugh-out-loud screwball comedy. This is humour sized 44FF... uncontainably funny." - Meg Gardiner
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Used availability for Adrienne Dines's Toppling Miss April
August 2005 : UK Paperback
January 2005 : UK Paperback