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The sparkle pages

Author: Meg Bignell
Publisher: [Melbourne, Victoria] : Michael Joseph, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Susannah Parks - wife, mother, cleaner of surfaces and runner of household - is a viola virtuoso. Except she hasn't picked up a viola for over a decade. She has, however, picked up a lot of Lego, socks, wet towels and other exhibits of mundanity. She has also picked up on the possibility that her husband has lost interest in her. (And frankly, she's not very interested in Susannah Parks either.) But this year, she  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Australian fiction
Diary fiction
Domestic fiction
Fiction
Humorous fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Meg Bignell
ISBN: 9780143790440 0143790447
OCLC Number: 1099540998
Notes: On cover subtitle there is a line through the word 'strung' so that the subtitle reads as: The highly confidential diary of Susannah Parks, seeker of passion, socks and other missing things.
Includes book club notes.
Description: 407 pages ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Highly strung/confidential diary of Susannah Parks, seeker of passion, socks and other missing things
Responsibility: Meg Bignell.

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"Susannah Parks - wife, mother, cleaner of surfaces and runner of household - is a viola virtuoso. Except she hasn't picked up a viola for over a decade. She has, however, picked up a lot of Lego, socks, wet towels and other exhibits of mundanity. She has also picked up on the possibility that her husband has lost interest in her. (And frankly, she's not very interested in Susannah Parks either.) But this year, she has resolved to be very interesting. Also thoughtful, useful, cheerful, relevant, self-sufficient, stylish, alluring and intelligent. In her highly confidential diary, Susannah documents the search for the elusive spark in her marriage, along with all the high and low notes of life with her four beloved children, with her free-spirited (and world famous) best friend Ria, and with Hugh, the man who fills her heart with burning passion and her washing pile with shirts. And perhaps amid the chaos she might be brave enough to find the missing pieces of herself. WARNING: CONTAINS STRONG LANGUAGE, SEX SCENES AND FANTASIES ABOUT HUSBANDS UNPACKING THE DISHWASHER."--Provided by publisher.

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