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Lunch at the Piccadilly

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 10, 2005

    Cute but not much substance

    This is a cute slice of life book. There are some entertaning passages and a few memorable characters but not much else. Often books about growing old push us to look back on our lives and review the choices we made or how we would of done things differently, I wished for more from this book but the character development is thin and there is not much to keep you engrossed. If you are looking for a fast read this should do, but don't expect too much.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 21, 2003

    'Some Limped Out of the Cuckoo Nest'

    'Lunch at the Piccadilly' is vintage Edgerton: eccentric, humorous, smalltown, distinctly Southern. It is his eighth novel that documents the foibles of the elderly and has us laughing about them. In 'Piccadilly,' Aunt Lil Olive has landed herself in Rosehaven Convalescence Center after a bad fall at home. Despite being on a walker, she is determined to get back under the wheel of her '89 Oldsmobile to prove to her well-meaning and favorite nephew Carl that she is quite capable of taking care of herself--at home. Besides, her driver's license does not expire until she is ninety-seven. Aunt Lil falls in with a motley crew of inmates at the Rosehaven, including Beatrice Satterwhite who has nocturnal fantasies about Walter Cronkite and Clara Cochran who swears like a sailor and intrigues the group with her wandering glass eye. Smarting under the rules of Rosehaven, this nattering knot of geriatrics form the forward phalanx for a movement to unite the missions of churches and nursing homes under the banner 'Nurches of America.' The movement is conceived at The First Breakfast by freelance Pentecostal evangelist L. Ray Flowers, he of the flamboyant coiffure, sassy guitar and bad knees. Flowers and nephew Carl compose gospel-cum-bluegrass numbers for the faithful (all six of them) and dream of making it big in the music business.While awaiting the revolution, or maybe the Revelation, the shuffling parade of elderllies heist a car and roar off for a free-wheelilng shopping spree that meets an ignominious end at a Hardees burger joint. It is sort of a 'Some Limped Out of the Cuckoo Nest' kind of flight. Aunt Lil wears 'gold sllippers, tan slacks, Hawaiian shirt, striped jacket, and makeup that stops along her jaw like the border of a country. How can you not love a woman whose ensemble could get her arrested for outlandish exposure? Edgerton performs a highly praiseworthy service in his smalltown North Carolina books. With gentle humor he deflates official puffery, hide-bound authority, senseless convention and, especially, intolerance. In 'Lunch at the Piccadilly' the author gives us once again the slightly off-center world of the elderly as they take their uncertain final steps toward eternity--and shows us how to smile aboutit.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2014

    Lol

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Andrew

    Sure........nite.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2014

    Gracie

    Kissed him* "Babe, I have to go to bed. We can finish all this tommow. Goodnight Love you!"

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    Posted June 1, 2014

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