[EPUB] ✓ What We Did On Our Holiday | By ☆ JohnHarding #2020


  • Title: What We Did On Our Holiday
  • Author: JohnHarding
  • ISBN: 9780552998475
  • Page: 264
  • Format: Paperback

  • What We Did On Our Holiday By JohnHarding Thirty somethings Nick and Laura have been married for 10 years and things aren t going well She senses her biological clock ticking away and wants children while he doesn t Not because he doesn t like children but because he feels a child would be just one responsibility too many.Nick s problem is his parents He s devoted to them of course, but sometimes even he findsThirty somethings Nick and Laura have been married for 10 years and things aren t going well She senses her biological clock ticking away and wants children while he doesn t Not because he doesn t like children but because he feels a child would be just one responsibility too many.Nick s problem is his parents He s devoted to them of course, but sometimes even he finds his patience wearing a little thin which in turn brings on the guilt But they are rather a handful They re conservative, highly eccentric and increasingly infirm His Mum s so enormously overweight that her heart s now a bit dicky and she is certainly no longer up to looking after Dad by herself He s got Parkinson s Disease not the shaking kind, as Mum s always reminding people but he s unable to do even the simplest task himself and needs constant care and attention.Nick knows the time has come to take the matter in hand but things need to be handled carefully And so he and Laura take them to Malta for what they hope will be a happy final family holiday Nick thinks his only problem is going to be avoiding Laura s amorous advances but this particular island turns out to be a sun kissed cupboard with than its fair share of skeletonsTackling a taboo subject with sensitivity, understanding, great affection and good humour, What We Did On Our Holiday is a remarkably uplifting, moving and reassuring novel about a time in our lives when it seems roles are reversed and we find ourselves looking after the very people we d always assumed would be there to look after us.
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    Commentaires:

    Genevieve Barker
    I loved this book Made me laugh and cry.

    Plum-crazy
    The back cover says of this book tackling a taboo subject with sensitivity, compassion a total lack of sentimentality this about the time in our lives when we find ourselves looking after the very people we d always assumed would be there to look after us The story tells of the fortnight holiday Nick his family spend on the island of Malta The characters are all likeable, believable are easy to empathise with Nick s father suffers from Parkinson s disease is now scarcely able to walk or talk Hal [...]

    Peter
    Not at all what was expected from the blurb, this is a poignant, well written novel of the indignities of a seventy year old man with advanced Parkinson s Disease and the responsibility taken by his quintessentially English lower middle class wife and his married thirtyish son and daughter in law who take the parents on holiday to Malta, partly to find the father s son from a wartime liaison Moving but unsentimental with rounded characters and leavened literally with toilet humour, this is a gre [...]

    Sue
    Not quite what you might expect from the title, or even from the blurb A funny, moving and rather engaging story with quite a lot of excrement The characters were pretty rounded, though not always likeable Difficult issues approached with sometimes excruciating honesty, the ending was totally unexpected No spoilers, it s worth reading.I want to give it three and a half stars, but can t quite manage four.

    Alan
    There were parts that were amusing and some other parts insightful but overall it was not a satisfying read.It was not one to encourage me to read others books by the same author

    Jacula
    I can t do a better review for this than the one from Matthew Baylis on Nick is 36 and he s still going on holiday with his Mum and Dad But What We Did on Our Holiday is no ordinary outing The health and sanity of his elderly parents are retreating rapidly, and this may be their final sojourn in the sun Nick takes them to Malta, a cherished spot in his father s wartime memories, and in doing so unleashes an army of skeletons from the family cupboard.Meanwhile, Nick s wife Laura has a biological [...]

    Alumine Andrew
    I was so pleased to come across another Harding I have thoroughly enjoyed Florence and Giles, and One Big Damn Puzzler, and with this one I was not disappointed.Harding creates memorable characters and there are laugh out loud parts The holiday in question is a return to Malta for Nick, his wife and his elderly parents So far, so simple But his dad has Parkinson s disease, his mother is obese and his wife is desperate to get pregnant.The descriptions of the challenge and routines of getting Dad [...]

    Carol
    Well, this was a surprise I went into it expecting a beach read , nothing too strenuous to read It was a hard read, especially for someone who has or had a disabled family member, but it was very brave and voiced the thoughts that you have deep down and feel to guilty to say Part of that guilt is people shouldn t say things like that and partly survivor guilt Nick was well when his Dad was so very much not There were several twists in the book, mostly unsurprising, except for the last one which [...]

    Adam
    This novel completely blind sided me I spend the first half not really liking it But by the end I felt a real connection with the characters and felt it offered far to the reader than its sparse story line I read this novel because I loved One Big Damn Puzzler and this book had many of the features I loved about that book an honest humour with subtle commentary about the human condition Well worth a read.

    Pranoti
    Morbid yet strangely compelling I picked it up thinking it would be a humorous look at a parent child relationship in the context and confines of a holiday Turned out to be a insightful,difficult and often disturbing look at the guilt and range of complex emotions in the care of a chronically ill and disabled parent I kept on asking myself why I was reading it and yet I couldn t stop.

    Mona
    REFRESHING It started out almost frivolous but as I neared the end of the story, I realised what one of the reviewers meant by Generosity of spirit The end took me by COMPLETE surprise Touching actually hindsight.Humour at its most candid for most part of the bookDefinitely a good, light read.

    Mac.Hawk
    3.5 stars really.Decent synopsis, a few nice twists, a bit repetitive in detail relating to the parents medical conditions mainly the fathers A fairly predictable twist near the end and an ending some people might find a bit lacking.

    Carol Turner
    Quite funny sad touching book Enjoyed it overall, but could have done without all the poo descriptions Too much info

    yamiyoghurt
    I like the way the author explored the intricacies of the issues on aging and parkinson s But this book is just okay, not exactly a page turner.

    Dianne
    i found this book to be a bit boring to be honest right up to the very end

    Bruce Campbell
    A really funny book about dealing with an elderly parent and a crazy family.

    Emma
    zon, zee en ander leed

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