Toppling Miss April

by Adrienne Dines | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 1905175124 Global Overview for this book
Registered by wingyorkshire-lasswing of Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on 9/29/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by wingyorkshire-lasswing from Maidstone, Kent United Kingdom on Wednesday, September 29, 2010
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Amazon Editorial Review

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.

I have read another book by this author which I really enjoyed, but this was just an ok read.

Released 8 yrs ago (10/2/2010 UTC) at 2010 Swindon Unconvention, Jury's Inn Hotel in Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom

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To be released at the 2010 Uncon in Swindon.

Journal Entry 3 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Swindon, Wiltshire United Kingdom on Saturday, October 02, 2010
To be read and will then be send out in a bookring

Journal Entry 4 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Thursday, November 25, 2010
I enjoyed this book and found it very amusing. A quick light read was just what I was in the mood for on this very cold frosty day. It will now be posted to New Zealand.

Journal Entry 5 by winglytteltonwitchwing at Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom on Friday, December 10, 2010

Released 8 yrs ago (12/10/2010 UTC) at Harwell, Oxfordshire United Kingdom

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Adrienne's book as promised

Journal Entry 6 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 09, 2011
Got home from holiday today and found a parcel of books waiting for me.

Thanks!

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Journal Entry 7 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, January 30, 2011
A fun comedy of errors. Completely implausible, but a nice light read.

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Journal Entry 8 by futurecat at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand on Friday, February 11, 2011

Released 8 yrs ago (2/11/2011 UTC) at Christchurch, Canterbury New Zealand

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On its way to Edwardstreet (and from there to Sherlockfan then Otakuu).

Enjoy!

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Journal Entry 9 by wingEdwardstreetwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Thursday, February 17, 2011
tbr and then passed on to Sherlockfan and Otakuu and perhaps then released at the Uncon? I love book surprises.

Released 8 yrs ago (3/26/2011 UTC) at Martha's Pantry in Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand

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Journal Entry 11 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, March 27, 2011
Caught at Martha's Pantry. Pleased to have the chance of reading another book from the Transita stable.

Journal Entry 12 by Sherlockfan at Upper Hutt, Wellington Province New Zealand on Monday, April 04, 2011
Sorry to say that I got as far as p. 38 and decided this was definitely not a book for me. Pity as I've really enjoyed other books from Transita.

In 'About the Author' notes it says - "... is her second novel and was written in response to the observation that her first, which is about a nun, didn't have naughty bits. Toppling Miss April has no nuns!

I found enough uncomfortable innuendos in the 38 pages I read for any desire to finish this book was quashed. Not my style of book at all.

Reminded me a bit of the Carry-on style of movies, the first one of which was the last one I saw.

I'll post this on to Otakuu when I check out her address.

Journal Entry 13 by Otakuu at Temuka, Canterbury New Zealand on Sunday, May 08, 2011
I am ashamed to say that I didn't journal this when it first landed. Perhaps I had no in-house internet at the time!

I enjoyed this book as I have enjoyed others by this author. I foresaw some of the plot twists but that didn't detract.

I enjoyed meeting Adrienne Dines at the London Convention in 2008 so perhaps my pleasure in her stories is helped along by my memories of her lilting voice!

I will send it on its way to the Wellington Uncon in due course

Journal Entry 14 by wingdiscoveryloverwing at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Sunday, October 02, 2011
This got passed along to me today to take to either Sherlockfan or the convention, and because Sherlockfan already seems to have had it, I'll keep it for the convention. Doesn't really look like my kind of thing.

Journal Entry 15 by Otakuu at Temuka, Canterbury New Zealand on Monday, October 03, 2011

Released 7 yrs ago (10/2/2011 UTC) at Temuka, Canterbury New Zealand

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As suggested by Discovery Lover I'm taking this to "Arthur's Pantry", a brother cafe for "Martha's Pantry" as Wellington Bookcrossers meet to celebrate the 2011 NZ UnConvention.


Journal Entry 17 by bargainqueen at Wellington City, Wellington Province New Zealand on Wednesday, November 23, 2011
Caught at the awesome Unconvention in Wellington.
Sherlock-Fan I hope you are on the road to recovery!?
This looks a bit controversial and has had mixed reviews, just my kind of book!
TBR for now though..

Journal Entry 18 by bargainqueen at North Lakes, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Finally, finally read this book. Man did I struggle my way through it. I found the constant misunderstandings completely annoying and the characters made me want to rip their hair out. Nevertheless, for what it's worth it was a light reading exercise.
Not sure where this will go next - being stuck in a remote community there isn't much opportunity for book exchanges. Maybe I will take it to Weipa on the weekend to wild release.

Released 3 yrs ago (8/23/2015 UTC) at Aurukun Shire Council Depot Book Exchange in Aurukun, Queensland Australia

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Enjoy!

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