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Dinosaur Days

(1999)
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Jill Laurimore's first novel is set in late-1980s Suffolk, where Fliss and Ivor Harley-Wright are struggling to make ends meet. Their inherited home, Little Watling Hall, is crumbling and a constant drain on their financial resources. Ivor's mother (called Titty) and the new under manager from the bank both threaten to bankrupt them in different ways. Their only salvation appears to be an inherited collection of commemorative drinking vessels. Dating from the early 17th century these were Ivor's father's lifelong passion. Fliss and Ivor find a likely purchaser in Constantine Zimonovski, American billionaire and asset stripper, who sends his ambitious lawyer to "sniff the collection out", with hilarious consequences. Moving easily from urban US living to the not always idyllic English countryside, Laurimore writes in the style of Joanna Trollope in this humorous account of Suffolk gentry--warts and all. --Pat Naylor



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February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dinosaur Days
Author(s): Jill Laurimore
ISBN: 0-14-028282-3 / 978-0-14-028282-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 1999 : UK Paperback
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Title: Dinosaur Days
Author(s): Jill Laurimore
ISBN: 0-14-027626-2 / 978-0-14-027626-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA