Title: Mr Doubler Begins Again
Author: Seni Glaister
Pages: 384 pages (Hardback)
Genre: Contemporary, Fiction
Publication Date: January 24, 2019
Not every journey takes you far from home…
Mr Doubler lives all alone at Mirth Farm, on top of a hill.
Back when she was around, Doubler’s wife was always surrounded by friends. But Doubler is different. The only company he needs are his potato plants and his housekeeper, Mrs Millwood, who visits every day.
So when Mrs Millwood is taken ill, it ruins everything – and Doubler begins to worry that he might have lost his way. But could the kindness of strangers be enough to bring him down from the hill?
Doubler is the second largest potato grower in the country. He understands potatoes in a way that potatoes have rarely been understood. He lives in Mirth Farm and never leaves his house and manages to get everything delivered to him. His only companions are his potatoes and his housekeeper Mrs Millwood. This book is about this man. Mr Doubler. It’s his coming of age novel. It’s about his second chance at life.
“…he had not taken a slow slide into solitude. He had decided in fact, the moment his children left home, that he would never leave Mirth Farm again. If you never left, he had persuaded himself, there was no chance that you wouldn’t return”
When Mrs Millwood falls ill, Doubler is forced to go out, maybe make some friends and his life is turned upside down.
Written in a sharp conscience, this book is deep, witty and humorous. The characters are candidly loving and so well crafted. The narrative is heartwarming and the story truly utterly BEAUTIFUL. It’s exactly the kind of book I’m always in search of but rarely find. It’s the kind that’s soothes your soul.
Lastly, Mr. Doubler Begins Again is filled with hope, compassion and friendship. And also, potatoes! Ofcouse, potatoes!
My Rating: 5/5
“Mr Doubler Begins Again” is available in Hardback, Paperback, Audiobook and E-book.