When the residents of a Highland care home discover that the new owners are about to substantially put up the fees, they know that dramatic action is called for. But what can a group of senior citizens possibly do against a big organisation? For Dorothy, the situation is serious. If she can’t raise money she’ll have to leave all her friends, like dear Miss Ross.
In protest, the residents barricade themselves into the lounge. However, their rebellion fails, so worldly-wise Joan suggests a most unusual way to cover the rise – a very naughty chat line for men who want to talk to older women ‘in a particular way’! As their lives take a series of unexpected turns, things get increasingly out of control...
Calendar Girls meets The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Casting Off will delight and amuse fans of Jonas Jonasson's The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared and Alan Bennet's The Lady in the Van.What readers have been saying about Casting Off:
"This book has to be my favourite comedy novel of the year... the whole novel is just so very uplifting and leaves you with a feel good factor."
BOOKS FROM DUSK TO DAWN
"A cheeky and hilarious read... A book of pure delight and I'm sure it will life the hardest of hearts."
TRACY SHEPHARD, POSTCARD REVIEWS
"This uplifting, mischievous and brilliantly written tale is one that has left a huge impression on me, for ALL the right reasons."
LITTLE BOOKNESS LANE
"Funny, achingly sad and raunchy... your view of assisted living will never be the same! ... My soggy tissue and gentle sigh as I reached the final sentence is my version of a five-star review."
"This is a story which will have you laughing out loud one moment and in need of a tissue the next. It is a great read."
"Funny and Sweet."
"I could not put it down."
"The characters were fantastic, funny and utterly believable. A great read for any age."
"Friendship, heartache, love and life... you'll find it here."
"I was very sad to finish this book. I'd give it more than 5* if I could."
"You will not be disappointed. A book that made me laugh and cry at the same time. A must read!!"
Author, playwright and journalist P I Paris lives in the Highlands of Scotland and is best known as Philip Paris for the historical fiction and non-fiction books he wrote about the Italian chapel, built during WW2 by Italian POWs in Orkney. His stage play, Casting Off, played to sell-out audiences in the autumn of 2015. The hilarious storyline is taken to new heights in this latest novel by the same name.
Chuck Palahniuk showed himself to be his generation’s most visionary satirist in this, his first book. Fight Club’s estranged narrator leaves his lackluster job when he comes under the thrall of Tyler Durden, an enigmatic young man who holds secret after-hours boxing matches in the basements of bars. There, two men fight "as long as they have to." This is a gloriously original work that exposes the darkness at the core of our modern world.
Verily, the story Biff has to tell is a miraculous one, filled with remarkable journeys, magic, healings, kung fu, corpse reanimations, demons, and hot babes. Even the considerable wiles and devotion of the Savior's pal may not be enough to divert Joshua from his tragic destiny. But there's no one who loves Josh more -- except maybe "Maggie," Mary of Magdala -- and Biff isn't about to let his extraordinary pal suffer and ascend without a fight.