I was in the park on Thursdays.
First published in Great Britain in 2011 by. Quercus. I was in the park on Thursdays. This book wouldn’t be the book it is without the valuable input I had from the following people: Laura Morris, Jane Wood, Don Boyd, Clare Boyd, Shelley Borkum, Jane Bow, Jenny Ellis, and the whole team at Quercus. Thank you all very much.
Hilary Boyd) completely wraps you in. This book is a must read for women of any ag. - Two Classy Chics. Thursdays In the Park is a well written and remarkable debut novel
Hilary Boyd) completely wraps you in. Thursdays In the Park is a well written and remarkable debut novel. H. Boyd does a great job of highlighting issues of marriage, family, the effects of abuse, individual happiness and love, while developing the poignant story of Jeanie, Ray and George. While this reader was pulling for a happier, fuller life for Jeanie, I felt very frustrated with her reluctance to stand up for herself when bullied and manipulated by her self-absorbed husband, George.
What’s wrong with you, Jean Lawson?’. She sounded cross but Jeanie knew better. You can’t keep letting me win like this. Jeanie was leaning against the court netting, swinging her racket back and forth. She had thought about nothing for three days but Ray and what she had said to him. ‘Bench?’. She waited till they’d settled themselves. The long evening shadows were creeping closer, and with them the spring chill, but they still had about fifteen minutes of the dying, dusty sunlight.
Thursdays in the Park book. I heard Hilary Boyd - on Radio 4 - calling it GranLit which is miles better than GranPorn (which this book certainly is not - the sex scenes are written by omission, the detail is left to the reader's imagination) but the love, which is what matters because love informs the whole of any relationship, is beautifully and hauntingly evoked, showing that when love arrives, no matter what your age or stage in life, it has the same effect at 60 as it does at 16. Thank you Hilary Boyd for writing such a truthful book.
Thursdays In The Park. Jeanie has been married to George for thirty-plus years. I was ripping through this book. It’s the sort of addictive book you think you might be able to resist, but can’t. Warm and well written. But they haven’t had sex for the last ten. George just left the marital bed one night, never to return, never to explain why. Then, one Thursday, only days from her 60th birthday, while in the park with her granddaughter, she meets Ray. They talk, they laugh, they seem to have a strong connection. But can Jeanie risk everything to be with Ray? Listen to a section of the book.
Simultaneously Quercus launched Thursdays in the Park as an e-book. No one was paying much attention to the Kindle audience for gran-lit. Boyd, like many would-be writers, had kept going with journalism and non-fiction commissions. For years she wrote a Mind, Body, Spirit column for the Daily Express, and published books on health-related subjects such as depression, step-parenting and pregnancy. She was wearily familiar with the constraints of the book trade.
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A touching, romantic tale of new attraction and old loyalties.
A touching, romantic tale of new attraction and old loyalties. Jeanie is on the brink of turning sixty, and the man she's been married to for more than half of her life has suddenly abandoned their marital bed. Jeanie is deeply hurt and very confused: Has she done something wrong? Is he in love with someone else? Her pained bewilderment turns to anger as he remains unable, or unwilling, to provide answers.
Hilary Boyd (born 1949) is a Welsh-born British novelist. Her first novel, Thursdays in the Park, became an unexpected best seller
Hilary Boyd (born 1949) is a Welsh-born British novelist. Her first novel, Thursdays in the Park, became an unexpected best seller. Her work, often dealing with the erotic lives of older people, has given rise to a new literary genre, described by the Observer newspaper, as 'gran-lit'.