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Abbie Brown: On the Cusp-bookcover

By: Carmel Liddell

Abbie Brown: On the Cusp

Pages: 102 Ratings: 5.0
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Abbie Brown kicks off her 34th year with an unexpected splash of fame: her Santorini vacation snap, featuring her in a vibrant yellow bikini atop a donkey, is plastered on billboards across London. (For clarity, the bikini is on Abbie, not the donkey!) Riding this wave of newfound celebrity, she lands a spot on Sir Giles Bromley’s BBC gardening show. Life seems perfect, until the universe serves her a slice of humble pie.

Navigating the chaos of single life (weighing in at 73kgs, if you must know), Abbie finds herself in the midst of an office medical drama, dealing with her nightmare flatmate Janice, and questioning if Rebecca truly is the refined acquaintance she seems. As for romance? Between George’s overbearing mother, Oliver’s youth, a married butcher, a BBC exec with a cringe-worthy habit, and the not-so-perfect ‘Peter Perfect,’ Abbie’s love life is a rollercoaster. Yet, she remains hopeful that her knight in shining armor is out there in the vast English countryside.

In the midst of it all, she gains a furry companion: Woofer, a lovable terrier with a quirky ear. Plus, there’s a promising spark with a dashing farmer from the Yorkshire Dales. The two are smitten. (We’re talking about Abbie and the farmer, not the dog, of course!)

But with Abbie’s track record, what could possibly go awry? Dive into a tale of unexpected fame, comedic misadventures, and the quest for true love.

Carmel Liddell’s first children’s book, The Beachmaster, was published in 2006. Her stories about flawed characters and pets behaving badly are told with great affection, humour and compassion. Reggie Carstairs: Behind Closed Eyes is her first adult fiction novel. Carmel lives with her husband in Sydney, Australia.

Customer Reviews
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  • Joan Stammers

    Best Carmel Liddell book yet! Abbie is so relatable. So many of us girls hop on the scales every morning hoping for an overnight miracle! I got fully involved in her love-life ups and downs and her sense of humour - not to mention the Tim Tams - Abbie could be me! A great read.

  • Karen Byrnes

    Well done to Carmel Liddell. "Abbie Brown on the cusp" was a terrific book. Beautifully written and very witty. Abbie is an endearing character. I was completely absorbed by her life experiences, relationships and her insight. A very entertaining holiday read.........just add a bottle of red and some Tim Tams !

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