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Random House presents the audiobook edition of Life Skills by Katie Fforde.

A combination of overwork and jet-lag propel 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. So, she ditches her fiance, jacks in her job and decides to revolutionise her life.

Her new career as a cook on a pair of hotel boats is certainly a departure 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. Not only must she contend 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 Grindley.

©2000 Katie Fforde (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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  • Karren999
  • 11-10-2019

Not the best!

Julia was sooo annoyingly miserable and hard work. I stuck with the book until the end but only because I had nothing else to listen to. Disappointing.

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  • R. O'Connor
  • 09-06-2020

Sadly unrealistic and far-fetched even for chick-lit

Ridiculously contrived story that felt like a scraping-the-barrel plot line used because every other conceivable romantic device has already been taken. Disappointing, given Katie fforde’s previous output. I’m afraid Jilly Bond is also a little too arch in her delivery throughout - her American sounds like Irish and all her male voices sound like old men, which doesn’t help..

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