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Dancing in a Distant Place

Isla Dewar

2 Reviews

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A novel filled with warmth, wit and sharply observed characters

When Iris Chisholm arrives in the tiny Highland community of Green Cairns, she's still in a state of shock - not so much from her husband's untimely death as from the discovery that he'd gambled away all their money and even their home. In addressing the problems of the children at the school where she becomes the only teacher, Iris finds distraction from her worries. Further distractions come in the shape of golden-tongued lawyer Michael and the gentle handyman, Chas. The locals are deliciously outraged at the scandal of a schoolmarm who seems to have a sex life, while so embroiled is Iris that she does not notice what is happening to her own children - who need her just as much as the waifs of Green Cairns...

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Praise for Dancing in a Distant Place

  • 'A delightful, beautifully realised read' Bookseller - Bookseller

  • Dewar is an accessible storyteller with a wry sense of the comic... Comfortable and sweet - Kirkus Reviews

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Isla Dewar

Isla Dewar was born in Edinburgh. She wrote articles for magazines and newspapers for many years before she wrote KEEPING UP WITH MAGDA, her first novel, in 1995. She lives in Fife with her husband, a cartoonist; they have two sons.

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