Title: Bricking It
Author: Nick Spaulding
Stars: 4 Out of 5
I found this book to be a brilliant look at a remodel/makeover of a house in Southern England. The comedy is British humor at perhaps the upper middle range. But one must like, and understand, British humor in order to grasp some of the more subtle elements. I thoroughly enjoyed the book but to do so you can not be put off by the numerous incidents of profanity. This is way average Brits talk not like you hear on most British TV shows. I gave it a four star rating and would recommend it to my friends. I received an ARC from Netgalley for my unbiased review.
When siblings Dan and Hayley Daley inherit their late grandmother’s derelict Victorian farmhouse, it seems like a dream come true. All they have to do is fix the place up and sell it for a tidy profit! Except—as anyone who has renovated an old house knows—things are never that easy. The walls are rapidly crumbling around them, the architect is a certified lunatic, the budget is spiraling…and then there’s the disturbingly intelligent cow to worry about. On top of all this, the renovation is being featured on a daytime reality TV show, and as soon as Great Locations presenter Gerard O’Keefe catches sight of Hayley’s first-floor balcony, he’s determined to woo her out of her ban on romance, whether she wants him to or not. Will Dan and Hayley survive and sell up?
Or will the whole thing collapse on them like a ton of bricks? From bestselling author Nick Spalding comes a hilarious tale of life,
love, and dodgy plumbing.
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