Working Wonders

Working Wonders

Jenny Colgan


Jenny Colgan has carved out a few hugely person territory as a author of serious heat and humour; she is a clear-eyed observer of human nature, as able to expand sympathy to her characters as she is to be sardonic approximately their foibles. With operating Wonders, this model of funny writing is satisfyingly in proof once again, wedded this time to a fancy and interesting plot.

Arthur Pendleton has led an unexciting existence, operating as a city planner and slowly realising that his lifestyles holds few surprises. Then he encounters the top of a workforce of administration specialists, the beguiling and lovely Gwyneth Morgan, a lady Arthur reveals himself intimidated via. Her task is to motivate Arthur and his ill-assorted staff of planners to tackle a frightening task--ensure that Coventry turns into the hot ecu urban of tradition. taking a look round at such colleagues as nerdish laptop professional Sven and the sad (and long-suffering) Cathy, Arthur turns into more and more dispirited. after which, astonishingly, Gwyneth indicates indicators of being interested in him, and (even extra unusually) his workforce starts off to fireplace on all cylinders with rules. yet that's extra available: starting a dating with the interesting Gwyneth, or making Coventry look fascinating?

The parts that made Jenny Colgan's previous books bestsellers are firmly in position right here: quirkily saw characters, capricious plotting and a really related to feel of how during which such a lot people dwell our lives. either Arthur and Gwyneth are fantastically drawn, or even if the fundamental subject (dull hero and brighter heroine in a non-metropolitan tradition conflict) may perhaps owe whatever to David Lodge's altering areas, it's none the more serious for that; this is often a fascinating learn

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