Life Skills

Life Skills

Book - 1999
Average Rating:
1
Rate this:
Baker & Taylor
A single woman seeking direction, a broken down hotel boat, irritating vacationers, and a persistent ex-boyfriend make for a hilarious mix as a tour of England's scenic canal's turns into a lesson in the pitfalls of modern romance

Blackwell North Amer
A combination of overwork and jet lag propels Julia Fairfax into becoming engaged to a golf-playing wine buff called Oscar. When she realises that she has fonder feelings for his adorable Labrador than for Oscar himself, she is forced to confront the fact that there is something drastically wrong with her life. Ditching her fiance and jacking in her job, she decides to revolutionise her life.
Her new career as a cook on a pair of hotel boats is certainly a departure from the old Julia, and teaches her more about life than how to get a couple of narrow boats through a lock. But even afloat Julia's past catches up with her. She must contend not only with the persistent Oscar (not to mention his frightful mother and her own mother's determined matchmaking), but also the arrival of her childhood enemy, the enigmatic Fergus Grindly...

Baker
& Taylor

A single woman seeking direction, a broken down hotel boat, irritating vacationers, and a persistent ex-boyfriend make for a hilarious mix as a tour of England's scenic canal's turns into a lesson in the pitfalls of modern romance. 25,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999
Edition: First U.S. edition
ISBN: 9780312209513
0312209517
Branch Call Number: FICTION FFORD...K
Characteristics: 343 pages ; 25 cm

Opinion

From the critics


Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

b
barb8571
Jun 01, 2016

Loved the book and learned a lot about holidays on canal boats

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add Notices

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

There are no quotes for this title yet.

Explore Further

Browse by Call Number

Recommendations

Subject Headings

  Loading...

Find it at GL

  Loading...
[]
[]
To Top