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The Resource The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club, Gil McNeil

The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club, Gil McNeil

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The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club
Title
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club
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Gil McNeil
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Language
eng
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Review
  • /* Starred Review */ Smart novels about starting over don’t get any better than this sweet treat by Brit author McNeil (Divas Don’t Knit ). Jo Mackenzie, full-time mum to little rascals Jack and Archie, is blindsided when her foreign correspondent husband, Nick, admits to an affair and asks for a divorce, only to be killed soon after in a car crash. Now Jo must keep up an awkward grieving widow facade. When her grandmother offers Jo the family knit shop, Jo sells her London flat and moves to the small seaside town of Broadgate Bay. When she decides to start a “stitch and bitch” group above her shop, the ancient shop assistant resists her innovations, but happily, the woman’s son, Martin, is back in town and newly divorced. Then a chance encounter with a movie star, the town’s newest resident, adds to Jo’s misadventures. Readers will be kept in stitches by the mishaps and antics of Jo, an endearing Bridget Jones with baggage. McNeil’s top-notch writing and quick wit keep the plot spinning until the wholly satisfying, and not entirely expected, conclusion. (Mar.) --Staff (Reviewed January 26, 2009) (Publishers Weekly, vol 256, issue 4, p98)
  • After her husband death's in a car crash, Jo Mackenzie packs up her two sons and moves from London back to her hometown to run a knitting shop. Her ideas to revitalize the shop bring in a variety of new customers and with them an assortment of problems, complications, and eventual friendships. Unfortunately, Jo's two young boys, Archie and Jack, have to be the most obnoxiously ghastly children on the planet; many readers will have to resist the urge to stab the little darlings with knitting needles. Readers will also have to deal with a bit of English slang, but for many this will only make the story more charming. There's really nothing new here, but it's still a pleasant read that will fit into the women's fiction niche quite nicely. In light of the current popularity of needle arts, especially knitting, McNeil's debut will quickly find an audience. Recommended for any public library.—Margaret Hanes, Warren Civic Ctr. Lib., MI --Margaret Hanes (Reviewed February 1, 2009) (Library Journal, vol 134, issue 2, p66)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
305610
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DLC
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1959-
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McNeil, Gil
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
Jo Mackenzie novels
Series volume
0001
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Widows
  • Families
  • Knitting
  • England
Target audience
adult
Label
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club, Gil McNeil
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Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain as Divas don't knit in 2007 by Bloomsbury
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
727203
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9781401340803
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008054591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781401340803
  • (OCoLC)232977925
Label
The Beach Street Knitting Society and Yarn Club, Gil McNeil
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain as Divas don't knit in 2007 by Bloomsbury
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
727203
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
404 pages
Isbn
9781401340803
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2008054591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781401340803
  • (OCoLC)232977925

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