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Tuesday, 13 November 2018

Mark's book review: Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman

I enjoyed this book very much - the Newbury Book Club read for November . A deserved Telegraph Book of The Year 2018.
Eleanor is a 29 year old Glaswegian from a deeply traumatic background who lives in a psychological walled city, built for own protection. Her life is very ordered, very dull and lonely. Slowly, through the kindness shown to her by Raymond at work and a stranger, her life takes a beautiful and unexpected turn.
This is the story of a misunderstood woman. Thoughtful, painful and funny with poignant insights into the power of kindness, this book isn't just an enjoyable read, it makes the reader want to be kind to someone today and to watch out for lonely heighbours.
Watch out for the film release summer 2019 starring Reese Wetherspoon...

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