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But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British)

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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British)

Follow the hilarious lives of the naïve Turner family as they emigrate from Liverpool to sunny South Africa. Laugh out loud as they encounter 'crocodiles' on the wall, strange African customs and unintelligible Afrikaans accents. Cringe with them as their visiting in-laws embarrass them in front of their new SA friends.

If you enjoyed Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, you will recognise Mavis Turner.

Review
With a droll, witty, utterly British voice, this manuscript tackles playfully and sincerely the age-old fish out of water tale. What sustains this book, however, is the narrative voice, the dry and self-deprecating humor, and the ability of this author to tell a story simply and well. 
Publisher's Weekly reviewer for the ABNA semi-finals

Set in the 1970s But Can You Drink The Water? uses subtle observational humour with an underlying pathos to portray the upsets, hurt and changing family dynamics that emigration brings. 
(The story is based on a 13 part sit-com) .

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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British)

But Can You Drink The Water?
Follow the hilarious lives of the naïve Turner family as they emigrate from Liverpool to sunny South Africa. Laugh out loud as they encounter 'crocodiles' on the wall, strange African customs and unintelligible Afrikaans accents. Cringe with them as their visiting in-laws embarrass them in front of their new SA friends.

If you enjoyed Educating Rita and Shirley Valentine, you will recognise Mavis Turner.

Review
With a droll, witty, utterly British voice, this manuscript tackles playfully and sincerely the age-old fish out of water tale. What sustains this book, however, is the narrative voice, the dry and self-deprecating humor, and the ability of this author to tell a story simply and well. 
Publisher's Weekly reviewer for the ABNA semi-finals

Set in the 1970s But Can You Drink The Water? uses subtle observational humour with an underlying pathos to portray the upsets, hurt and changing family dynamics that emigration brings. 
(The story is based on a 13 part sit-com) .
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RE: But Can You Drink the Water? (droll, witty and utterly British)

Good to see some sales of the paperback version. Paperbacks can be passed on to friends, or bought as gifts.
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