The Changing Room
A British Comedy of Love, Loss and Laughter
by Jane Turley
Pub Date 24 Sep 2015
"Today, I am in the changing room of my life and tomorrow, win or lose, I'll move forward a stronger and wiser woman." Sandy Lovett's confused mother and chaotic life are having an effect on her waistline. She knows she needs to change her life but doesn't know how until she buys a risqué dress which sets in motion a sequence of life-changing events. After years as a mother, carer and full-time employee, Sandy quits her job and places her mother in a care home, and life seems on the up. But disaster is never far away for the hapless Sandy as her mother's obsessions continue to wreak havoc and her husband's business begins to fail. Short of cash and needing a flexible job, Sandy joins a sex-chat service. At The Beaver Club Sandy discovers a talent for selling telephone sex - a skill she later regrets when she meets unscrupulous local politician and prospective MP, Trewin Thackeray. The Changing Room is a comedy-drama for all those whose glass is half-full. Preferably with gin and a big fat cherry!
“This book is by far one of the funniest I have ever read.” Amazon.com reviewer "A beautiful, well-written story about real life people with their real-world troubles. The book has a 'personality' of its own, and this from a very voracious reader.” Goodreads reviewer "A sweet, sad and funny book about the changes in life we all must face." Amazon.com reviewer “A really enjoyable book, witty and well observed with a deeper message for those who care to look. If you are a woman juggling many roles then this is for you.” Amazon UK reviewer "If you have not read anything by this author - buy, beg, or steal something soon. Her sense of humour in dealing with everyday situations is delightful.” “This is the funniest novel I've read in a long time. Jane Turley's natural wit and flair for sharp dialogue make this an absolute pleasure to read. She reminds me of Sue Townsend, with a good dose of Rachel Joyce: all three have a gift for seeing the humour and pathos of ordinary life.”