Frank, ottantuno anni appena compiuti, abita con il gatto Bibì in una tipica cittadina inglese; colleziona dvd, sperpera i suoi pochi denari alle fiere parrocchiali e tenta disperatamente di evitare gli scocciatori che bussano alla sua porta. Prima era abbastanza in gamba per riempire decorosamente le sue giornate ma ora, con un braccio e un piede in frantumi, la vita gli appare decisamente grigia. Fino a quando fa irruzione nel suo tran-tran Kelly Natale, professione assistente a domicilio. Con la sua utilitaria azzurra, un parcheggio da far rizzare i capelli in testa, una serena tenacia e la risata pronta, Kelly trasforma la vita di Frank. E gli ricorda che fuori dei muri di casa c'è un mondo avventuroso per chiunque, a qualsiasi età.
- ISBN: 8850240953
- Casa Editrice: TEA
- Pagine: 266
When I was in my twenties, I spent a considerable amount of time jumping up and down in fairly mindless fashion to the excitable rock-and-roll stylings of a beat combo with the tireless moniker Carter the Unstoppable Sex Machine (or, for the purposes of the BBC censor, Carter USM). There was no other Leggi tutto
I must say I really liked the sound of this book, and I’m going to be honest – I had absolutely no idea what to expect from this book when I started it. Frank Derrick is 81 and is run over by a milk float, causing his arm to break and his foot to fracture. He had trouble filling the hours in his day Leggi tutto
The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 is the first book in the Frank Derrick series, and the third novel by British author, J. B. Morrison (aka musician Jim Bob). Eighty-one year-old widower, Frank Derrick has a broken arm. And a broken toe. A runaway milk float ran over him when he was r Leggi tutto
The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 – Quirky & fun J.B. Morrison, better known as Jim Bob, has written a quirky and fun novel in The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81. Everyone who reads this story will recognise someone in Frank Derrick, me Derek across the road who just happ Leggi tutto
Review also posted on my blog http://www.reviewedthebook.co.uk/2014... Frank Derrick, as I’m sure you can work out from the title of the book, is 81 years old and has just been run over by a milk float. Seriously. You would imagine, being 81 and injured, there’s probably very little you can do and def Leggi tutto
Well, thank the Lord that that is over. I don't usually keep reading a book if I'm not enjoying it but something told me that there must be an epic ending to this book as it was so utterly uneventful throughout so the reward must be an awesome ending. I was wrong. very boring and pointless from begi Leggi tutto
When I was offered the chance of a copy of this book to read and review I ummed and ahhed at first. From the write up it sounds a touch ridiculous a bit OTT - I love gentle humour but I can't stand farce. However, when I read through a few reviews from people whose judgement I trust and whose tastes Leggi tutto
A fun and very easy read. With a story that can also make you think. What must it be like to be elderly and lonely. So If you have an elderly neighbour, make 5 mins and pop and say hello to them. The book kicks off with Frank getting run over by a milk float, this in itself really tickled me, not tha Leggi tutto
Such a wonderful book! Both poignantly touching while also laugh out loud funny, I just adored this story. We meet Frank, an 81 year old man who recently got knocked over by a milk float. Having broken he's arm, Frank is assigned a carer called Kelly who's weekly visits make a massive impact on Frank Leggi tutto
A first floor flat with possibly the only steps in the village. Tinned spaghetti, junk mail, cold-callers, charity shop pens and a cat called Bill. Those are the things that make up Frank's life. He does venture out; to Fullwind Food & Wine, where he stocks up on spaghetti and cat food, the local ch Leggi tutto
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