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All That Happened at No. 26
Author: Denise Scott

ISBN: 9781742708041
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 1 April 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.1 x 2.1
Description:
'I'll never forget the first time John and I saw number 26. We just knew it was going to be ours. It was so awful and ugly and repulsive in every way, not to mention the fact that it was located in a suburb I had sworn I'd rather die than live in, that we knew we had a great chance of getting it.' And so Denise Scott moved into number 26, with a husband, his circus equipment, a king-sized futon (but not a base), a Ventolin inhaler (to cope with stress-induced asthma), no savings to speak of and their newborn baby.

The husband lost his eyebrows; the circus equipment multiplied, spilling over into any available space; the futon went mouldy; the Ventolin ran out; and another baby was added to the family, putting paid to any ideas of further savings. Forget about future plans, it was enough just to make it through the day. All lives have their hiccups, though, and this is no misery memoir - far from it. The life that Denise and her husband John created in their ramshackle house is one of warmth, humour and good old-fashioned ingenuity.

When the roof leaked, the kids wore raincoats. When the kids developed eczema, Denise devised a menu consisting entirely of ...

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