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The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 (English Edition) par [Morrison, J.B.]
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Longueur : 289 pages Word Wise: Activé Composition améliorée: Activé
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Frank Derrick is eighty-one. And he's just been run over by a milk float.

It was tough enough to fill the hours of the day when he was active. But now he's broken his arm and fractured his foot, it looks set to be a very long few weeks ahead. Frank lives with his cat Bill (which made more sense before Ben died) in the typically British town of Fullwind-on-Sea. He watches DVDs, spends his money frivolously at the local charity shop and desperately tries to avoid cold callers continually knocking on his door.

Then a breath of fresh air comes into his life in the form of Kelly Christmas, home help. With her little blue car and appalling parking, her cheerful resilience and ability to laugh at his jokes, Kelly changes Frank's extra ordinary life. She reminds him that there is a world beyond the four walls of his flat and that adventures, however small, come to people of all ages.

Frank and Kelly's story is sad and funny, moving, familiar, uplifting. It is a small and perfect look at a life neither remarkable nor disastrous, but completely extraordinary nonetheless. For fans of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry, The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81 by J. B. Morrison is a quirky, life-affirming story that has enormous appeal. And it's guaranteed to make you laugh.

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  • Format : Format Kindle
  • Taille du fichier : 988 KB
  • Nombre de pages de l'édition imprimée : 289 pages
  • Editeur : Pan; Édition : Main Market Ed. (5 juin 2014)
  • Vendu par : Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Langue : Anglais
  • Synthèse vocale : Activée
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  • Composition améliorée: Activé
  • Moyenne des commentaires client : 5.0 étoiles sur 5 1 commentaire client
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Par Gingernut le 23 septembre 2015
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This accouint of a brave old man told simply by himself is surprisingly entertainimg. As I am in a similar situation myself I can appreciate the way his mind works and the way he attempts to remain independant. His life is not extraordinary yet he manages to inject something special into his daily contact with his neighbours and particularly his health visitor. Recommended especially for anyone who is close to an elderly person.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Sweet Attention Grabber 12 octobre 2016
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A very sweet book about an elderly man who was hit by a milk float and lived through it with some small injuries and a broken arm. I looked "milk float" up and found it's a van specifically designed for the delivery of milk. Since this book takes place in London it makes sense.

Mr. Derrick's daughter who lives in California hires a young woman to come in once a week for twelve weeks to make sure her dad has what he needs and the apartment is clean. Frank takes a liking to the young lady, Kelly, and starts taking bubble baths and buying new ugly shirts at the thrift store to impress her. The weekly visits are the highlight of his week and he even gives his cat, Bill, away because he has heard his helper, Kelly, is allergic to cats.

Mr. Derrick wants to keep Kelly coming once the twelve weeks are up, but doesn't have the money to pay her. He starts selling his beloved DVD's and even steals the bags of items people put out on curbs for the thrift stores to collect. He doesn't do too well because he spends much of the money he makes at the pawn shop on something he sees there before he leaves. One time he bought a metal detector and ended up digging up his front yard. In the United States he would have sued the milk float company and all his money problems would be over---eventually.

This is a bittersweet read that ends with hope. Not a thriller or a page turner and I can understand why a lot of people wouldn't like it. However, I liked it very much and have ordered the sequel which is only available by third party sellers on Amazon.
4.0 étoiles sur 5 If getting older is not much on your mind - don't bother. If it is, read it. 21 avril 2017
Par Bill Breuer - Publié sur
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Great read for the over-60s. Though I wouldn't recommend it to younger readers.
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4.0 étoiles sur 5 Great book, loved it 19 décembre 2014
Par sugarqueen - Publié sur
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Great book, loved it. Frank is an adorable character. A sweet book that is an easy, highly enjoyable read. Recommended.
3.0 étoiles sur 5 A sad book about a very sad man. 25 juillet 2016
Par Walker D. West - Publié sur
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Dark, very dark and depressing to me at least. Well written but quite sad overall.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5 Endearing 24 septembre 2015
Par Suze Lavender - Publié sur
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Frank Derrick is 81 years old when a milk float runs over him. His injuries are quite severe, so it isn't easy for Frank to do the things he normally does. His arm is in a cast and he has trouble walking. To make things a bit easier his daughter hires a carer. Before the accident Frank's life used to be pretty simple. His wife has passed away and he's been living on his own ever since. His best friend has MS and he regularly visits him at the home he's living in. He loves to go to the charity shop to buy things he doesn't need and he's passionate about films. He eats tinned spaghetti and always goes to the same stores. He also likes talking to his cat.

Frank's carer, Kelly, is there to help him to take care of himself while his arm is in a cast. Even though she's only there for Frank for a very short time each week she changes his life completely. Frank has found a will to live again, to experience new (and old) things. Unfortunately to keep Kelly his cat has to go. Every week he's preparing for her visit for several days and Kelly helps him to get out of the house as soon as he's able to again. Frank goes out of his way to make her like him and to prove he isn't a sad old man who can't do anything by himself. When he's with her Frank thinks he can conquer the world.

Frank Derrick is a lonely man, he only has one friend, his wife has passed away many years ago and his daughter is living in a different country. She hardly ever comes to visit him, but Frank loves her and he thinks the world of her. Frank is such a sweet man. He's quirky and funny and I really enjoyed reading the descriptions of the way he looked and how he felt. I read this book with a big smile on my face and sometimes a few tears in my eyes. Frank is fantastic and I loved him immediately. He's so endearing. He's also naive and not very smart in some ways, but he's inventive and he tries everything to get what he wants. That doesn't always work out, but it keeps him active and it was such fun reading material. Kelly is cheerful and wonderful to Frank, but caring is also her job. Frank sometimes forgets that, which is quite cute. I liked this book a lot and Frank will always have a special place in my heart.
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