Rainy Day Women

Rainy Day Women It is 1971 hippies, hot pants and extraordinary footwear Jo is fifteen, and there is something very wrong at home The house, an architectural oddity built by an eighteenth century madman, always had a life of its own but now its sinister goings on are getting worse The capable Jo has always coped with her eccentric family but they re getting worse too and where are her parents As the Red House crumbles around them, she and her best friend Frankie are determined to solve the mystery so Jo s family can start an ordinary life But along comes the devastatingly attractive Florian, folk singer and opportunist, to cause a chaos all his own Best Download [ Rainy Day Women ] by [ Jane Yardley ] – rarefishingbooks.co.uk I enjoyed this retro set coming of age tale but it was a very curious blend of strange characters, weird ideas, musical references and a unique heroine 15 year old Jo lives with her dysfunctional family in 1971 Essex The Starkey family consists of parents who are respectively workaholic and alcoholic and Jo s three bizarre brothers The house is falling apart around their ears, the parents seem to be always missing in action and a romantic hero appears to cause problems between Jo and her best I enjoyed this retro set coming of age tale but it was a very curious blend of strange characters, weird ideas, musical references and a unique heroine 15 year old Jo lives with her dysfunctional family in 1971 Essex The Starkey family consists of parents who are respectively workaholic and alcoholic and Jo s three bizarre brothers The house is falling apart around their ears, the parents seem to be always missing in action and a romantic hero appears to cause problems between Jo and her best mate Frankie So far, so I Capture the Castle Oh, I forgot the poltergeist The family are trying to sell The Red House, but all the weird goings on from the resident ghost send prospective buyers running down the path as if the hounds of hell are after them Or at least, kids playing a practical joke a plastic snake went for his willy In fact the house seems to be a living entity all on its own and nobod
Every once in a while we come across a book that does not necessarily suck but is not stellar beyond imagination either We don t hate it, but of course, not hating a book does not automatically translate to loving it I felt that way about Rainy Day Women by Jane Yardley.It s in fact a very good read a well told story about a super smart sixteen year old heroine with a distinct voice The setting of the story is also charming in a quirky kind of way she s the only girl among four children a Every once in a while we come across a book that does not necessarily suck but is not stellar beyond imagination either We don t hate it, but of course, not hating a book does not automatically translate to loving it I felt that way about Rainy Day Women by Jane Yardley.It s in fact a very good read a well told story about a super smart sixteen year old heroine with a distinct voice The setting of the story is also charming in a quirky kind of way she s the only girl among four children a family of geniuses living in a haunted house during 70 s era That premise is golden, right So where exactly did it fall short and why am I only giving it three stars I don t blame the book It s an honest to goodness classic it s not you book, it s me scenario I finished the book in just a day, which says a lot
They say, don t they, that if you remember the 60s you weren t there Well, I was too young to appreciate the sixties, being 15 in 1970, but I can definitely state that Jane Yardley captures the early 1970s accurately and vividly Folk music with people with one finger stuck in their ear, weird progressive rock emanating from her spaced out brother s bedroom, hot pants, maxi dresses
The only book that seemed worth reading in the Cringleford mobile library In the end I really enjoyed it and I loved the musical references It is a book for people who love the music of that era late 60s if memory serves and the fashions of that era, when hippy skirts and bare feet walked round with hot pants and hot pink nail polish.This book spoke to me in a sense because of the protagonist an awkward teenage girl who is described as being slightly oafish next to her waif like best frien The only book that seemed worth reading in the Cringleford mobile library In the end I really enjoyed it and I loved the musical references It is a book for people who love the music of that era late 60s if memory serves and the fashions of that era, when hippy skirts and bare feet walked round with hot pants and hot pink nail polish.This book spoke to me in a sense because of the protagonist an awkward teenage girl who is described as being slightly oafish next to her waif like best
Family, folk clubs, poltergeists and murder, all set in the 70s I knew some of these people, or others very like them I may even have been a few of them Not the murderer, though Honest.

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  • Paperback
  • 384 pages
  • Rainy Day Women
  • Jane Yardley
  • English
  • 10 June 2017
  • 0552771023