Hens Dancing: A Novel

by Raffaella Barker | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0375503862 Global Overview for this book
Registered by JennyC1230 of Woodstock, Georgia USA on 7/2/2009
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Journal Entry 1 by JennyC1230 from Woodstock, Georgia USA on Thursday, July 02, 2009
Book Description:

Hilarity and tenderness abound in this novel narrated in pages torn from the diary of one Venetia Summers, a thirty-something divorced mother of three who resides in rural England and is owner of, among other things, controlling shares in her ex-husband's pet mortuary and numerous pairs of oddly colored Wellingtons.

While Venetia's life may not be as glamorous as the one she left behind in the city ten years ago, it certainly isn't dull. She has two exuberant young boys and one splendid baby girl; known simply as The Beauty to feed and outfit and keep happy. Other responsibilities include upkeep of a lovely but ramshackle old house, complete with a garden growing with wild abandon, and the care of a variety of bloomered bantam hens. Then there's her mother, sometimes helpful and supportive but more often busy tossing back vodka and smoking cigarettes; a rather cute but presumptuous bathroom contractor and his oversexed Labrador; and various other friends, relations and country characters who dart in and out of Venetia's life, wreaking havoc along the way.

Fortunately for her, Venetia is the sort who can find beauty in the surrounding mayhem, and fortunately for us, she records it all with wry wit and great verve, sharing the joys and sometimes dubious pleasures of raising a family in the English countryside.

Journal Entry 2 by JennyC1230 at SoHo Bagel OBCZ - Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock, Georgia USA on Saturday, August 01, 2009

Released 11 yrs ago (8/1/2009 UTC) at SoHo Bagel OBCZ - Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock, Georgia USA



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Journal Entry 3 by tempestsans from Canton, Georgia USA on Saturday, August 15, 2009
picked up at soho this morning when grabbing a bagel and dropping off some books on the shelves before i ran my other far less exciting errands. have already begun reading and enjoying this one so it won't be long before it finds itself on the move again.

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Journal Entry 5 by horizonstoshare from Canton, Georgia USA on Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Kind of a different sort of book. Some of the items referred to by this author who lives in England were new to me... and I didn't know what they were... but enjoyable, especially toward the end.

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