The Black Dress

The Black Dress

Paperback Published on: 28/04/2022
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Pru is on her own. But then, so are plenty of other people. And while the loneliness can be overwhelming, surely she'll find a party somewhere? Pru's husband has walked out, leaving her alone to contemplate her future. She's missing not so much him, but the life they once had - picnicking on the beach with small children, laughing together, nestling up like spoons in the cutlery drawer as they sleep. Now there's just a dip on one side of the bed and no-one to fill it. In a daze, Pru goes off to a friend's funeral. Usual old hymns, words of praise and a eulogy doesn't sound like the friend Pru knew. And it isn't. She's gone to the wrong service. Everyone was very welcoming, it was - oddly - a laugh, and more excitement than she's had for ages. So she buys a little black dress in a charity shop and thinks, now I'm all set, why not go to another? I mean, people don't want to make a scene at a funeral, do they? No-one will challenge her - and what harm can it do?

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9781472260505
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 204g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 28 mm

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The Black Dress
An enchanting tale
After finding a "little black dress" in a charity shop Pru buys it, knowing one day it will come in handy. What she doesn't realise at the time is that ver... READ MORE
Norfolk Book Lover
The Black Dress
Dear Prudence!
I am not a woman, nor am I (quite) 70 years old, but I really lived this story through Prudence’s eyes. You feel as if she is talking to you, the writing i... READ MORE
Andrew Walker
The Black Dress
Kept me Reading!
I enjoyed The Black Dress following the twist and turns of Pru's life but found some of her experiences quite bizarre and unbelievable. I could not take t... READ MORE
Tina Woodhouse
The Black Dress
Trial and tribulation
The book had some very sad depressing parts and some very funny parts. Loads of unexpected twists and turns. Half way through the novel becomes very far fe... READ MORE
Annette  Green
The Black Dress
The Black Dress
Easy enough to read but it’s a little dark for my taste, that’s not saying others wouldn’t enjoy it. I do prefer some it light entertainment though, so not... READ MORE