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Playing Friends

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Lively, pertinent and honest about the realities of growing older, this thoroughly engaging novel is impossible to put down. Fifty - nine and widowed, with not much money coming in and not many friends, Clarice decides to buy a flat with Una, an acquaintance from her school days. The perfect solution? Not exactly. Una comes complete with sixteen - year - old Sheree, who is very loud, very pregnant. And why exactly is she there anyway? For solace, Clarice turns to another acquaintance, Beryl, who in turn confides in her imaginary friend, Greg, borrowed from a seventies TV drama. These wacky but entirely believable women bounce off each other uncomfortably: Clarice catches up with the truth about Una's past; Una deals with her oddball boyfriend in unexpectedly dramatic fashion; Beryl argues with Greg; and young Sheree spins closer to the birth of her baby.


Used availability for Marilyn Duckworth's Playing Friends

Paperback Editions

October 2013 : Canada Paperback

Title: Playing Friends
Author(s): Marilyn Duckworth
ISBN: 1-4596-7207-0 / 978-1-4596-7207-9 (Canada edition)
Publisher: Ltd
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

January 2007 : New Zealand Paperback

Title: Playing Friends
Author(s): Marilyn Duckworth
ISBN: 1-86941-869-7 / 978-1-86941-869-4 (New Zealand edition)
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Availability: Amazon CA   

Kindle Editions

December 2010 : Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Playing Friends
Author(s): Marilyn Duckworth
Publisher: RHNZ Adult ebooks
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA