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The Marmalade Diaries

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Recently widowed, Winnie, 84, was in need of some companionship. Someone to help with the weekly food shop and offer tips on the crossword. Ben, 34, was looking for a new housemate. As the UK was locked down in 2020, Ben and Winnie’s lives interwove, forming an unlikely friendship, where lessons were learnt and grief, both personal and that of a nation, was explored.

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From the author of The Gran Tour, a portrait of an intergenerational friendship.

Recently widowed, Winne, 84, was in need of some companionship. Someone to help with the weekly food shop and offer tips on the crossword. Ben, 34, was looking for a new housemate.

As the UK was locked down in 2020, Ben and Winnie’s lives interwove, forming an unlikely friendship, where lessons were learnt (heat the red wine in the oven with the plates; preserve or pickle whatever you can; never throw anything away) and grief, both personal and that of a nation, was explored.

Charting both their time together, and the details of Winnie’s life that are shared with Ben in fragments, The Marmalade Diaries, from the author of The Gran Tour, is a very human exploration of home, of the passage time, of the growing relationship between an odd couple, told with warmth, wit and candour.

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Weight 0.448 kg
Dimensions 21.6 × 13.8 × 3.6 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Hardback

Pages

x, 325

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

305.2092 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K