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About the Author :
Charlie Laidlaw lives in East Lothian, one of the main settings for Everyday Magic. He has four other published novels: Being Alert!, The Space Between Time, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead and Love Potions and Other Calamities. Previously a journalist and defence intelligence analyst, Charlie now teaches Creative Writing in addition to his writing career.
Title: Everyday Magic
Publication Date: May 26th, 2021
Genre: Literary fiction / Contemporary Fiction / Humour
Publisher: Ringwood Publishing
Carole Gunn leads an unfulfilled life and knows it. She’s married to someone who may, or may not, be in New York on business and, to make things worse, the family’s deaf cat has been run over by an electric car.
But something has been changing in Carole’s mind. She’s decided to revisit places that hold special significance for her. She wants to better understand herself, and whether the person she is now is simply an older version of the person she once was.
Instead, she’s taken on an unlikely journey to confront her past, present and future.
Everyday Magic is an uplifting book filled with humour and poignancy, and reminds us that, while our pasts make us who we are, we can always change the course of our futures.
‘Everyday Magic’ by Charlie Laidlaw is the third book I’ve read written by this author and once again I found it a unique read.
At its core it’s basically just a week in the life of Carole Gunn, but from page one you already know it will be so much more.
With the help of a little bit of magic we discover a lot about her life, not only in the present, but also in the past.
From the beginning Carole is, for me at least, a very relatable character in a realistic worldsetting which makes you really want to read all about her soul searching journey.
This may sound like a heavy topic, but as it’s so very compelling and entertainingly written, with a great dose of humor, you can’t do anything than fly through the pages.
Charlie Laidlaw definitely has a knack of telling a great story by not only making it intriguing, but also very heartwarming.
Needless to say, I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book and I’m convinced that you would too!
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