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The Sunshine Cruise Company

(2014)
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Susan Frobisher and Julie Wickham are turning 60. They live in a small Dorset town and have been friends since school. On the surface Susan has it all - a lovely house and a long marriage to accountant Barry. Life has not been so kind to Julie, but now, with several failed businesses and bad relationships behind her, she has found stability: living in a council flat and working in an old people's home.

Then Susan's world is ripped apart when Barry is found dead in a secret flat - or, rather, a sex dungeon. It turns out Barry has been leading a double life as a swinger. He's run up a fortune in debts, and now the bank is going to take Susan's home.

Until, under the influence of an octogenarian gangster named Nails, the women decide that, rather than let the bank take everything Susan has, they're going to take the bank. With the help of Nails and the thrill-crazy, wheelchair-bound Ethel, they pull off the daring robbery but soon find that getting away with it is not so easy.

The Sunshine Cruise Company is a sharp satire of friendship, ageing, the English middle classes, and the housing bubble from one of Britain's sharpest and funniest writers.

Genre: General Fiction

Used availability for John Niven's The Sunshine Cruise Company

Hardback Editions

August 2015 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
ISBN: 0-434-02318-3 / 978-0-434-02318-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Paperback Editions

March 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
ISBN: 0-09-959234-7 / 978-0-09-959234-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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November 2014 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
ISBN: 0-434-02210-1 / 978-0-434-02210-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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Audio Editions

August 2015 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks (UK)
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August 2015 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks (UK)
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August 2015 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks (UK)
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

August 2015 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Sunshine Cruise Company
Author(s): John Niven
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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