This is the second novel from Roberta Aarons, following the success of her first book ‘My Grandfather’s False Teeth’.
‘Slippers in the Oven’ by Roberta Aarons
After Emma, a successful career woman, steals the husband of her younger sister Ann, a comfortable stay-at-home mother, they are estranged for many years. Reunited again at his funeral and carried away by the emotion of the moment, they impulsively decide to go on holiday together.
Unable to agree on a destination, they eventually compromise on a cruise. But intermixed with thrilling new experiences, unfamiliar destinations and the amusing antics of some of their fellow passengers, Ann and Emma find it difficult to heal their wounds.
On board the disconnected, and at times, surreal world of a cruise ship, there are accusations and revelations amid the tears and laughter as they take tentative steps towards a greater understanding of each other and their painful past.
The exploration of a significant contemporary issue, career wife versus mother in the home, wrapped up in an entertaining journey.
“‘Slippers in the Oven’ is an enjoyable read full of engaging characters”
“Cleverly written, a brilliant read…”
Robert Aarons lives in West London. Her interests are theatre, film, athletics (watching!) art, classical music and traveling.
Roberta was born in London into a creative family; her mother was an artist and her father a theatre historian. She originally trained as a newspaper journalist on a London local paper where she had her own weekly column.
Roberta then moved to New York to work in television news, documentaries and entertainment. She returned to London after ten years and her subsequent career included writing and producing commercials, short feature films and corporate video. Roberta also lectured and taught video production, proposal writing and presentation skills. During these years her comedy television series ‘Glad Rags’ was optioned by the then Carlton TV, but not produced.
Having started writing fiction in her seventies, Roberta now concentrates on writing fiction full time and plans to celebrate her 80th birthday with the publication of her third book.
‘Slippers in the Oven’ is Roberta’s second novel, following her hugely successful debut ‘My Grandfather’s False Teeth’.
“A great second novel…bring on the next one!”
“A Page Turner!”
“An easy and enjoyable read”
- Paperback: 338 pages
- Publisher: Indepenpress Publishing Ltd (21 Mar 2014)
- ISBN-10: 1780037546
- ISBN-13: 978-1780037547
- Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 3 cm