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Publication Order of Dr. Dan Books

Dr. Dan's Casebook (2019)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Dan, Married Man? (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Dan Moves On (2020)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dr. Dan, Dr Dad (2021)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Future Homemakers of America Books

The Future Homemakers of America (2001)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Early Birds (2017)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Perfect Meringues Books

Perfect Meringues (1997)Description / Buy at Amazon
Anyone for Seconds? (2018)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Standalone Novels

The Man for the Job (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
Ten O'Clock Horses (1996)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Dress Circle (1998)Description / Buy at Amazon
Dog Days, Glenn Miller Nights (2000)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Unfortunates (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Great Husband Hunt (2003)Description / Buy at Amazon
Gone with the Windsors (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
Mr Starlight (2005)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Importance of Being Kennedy (2007)Description / Buy at Amazon
Life According To Lubka (2008)Description / Buy at Amazon
At Sea (2010)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Humble Companion (2012)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Liar's Daughter (2013)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Grand Duchess of Nowhere (2014)Description / Buy at Amazon
The Night in Question (2015)Description / Buy at Amazon

Publication Order of Non-Fiction Books

Parents' Survival Guide (1986)Description / Buy at Amazon
A Marriage Survival Guide (1988)Description / Buy at Amazon
Getting It Right (1989)Description / Buy at Amazon
The British Abroad (1991)Description / Buy at Amazon
Teenagers; A Family Survival Guide (1992)Description / Buy at Amazon

Laurie Graham is a bestselling romance and historical fiction author who loves to call herself a post-war baby.

She was born in 1947 and hence was conceived just a year after her father came back from World War II. She would then spend much of her life living in Leicester, England, even though she now makes her life in Dalkey on Dublin Bay.

As a child, she had asthma and was cherished and cossetted but still, as soon as she could walk she started planning her escape.

She still remembers how she used to disappear for hours and sometimes caused search parties to be sent out to find her as a four-year-old.

Apart from her wanderings, she also loved to use the lending library. From a very young age, she used to check out at least half a dozen titles every week.

The Leicester of that time was the shoe-making capital of the UK and hence there were hardly any writers or so she thought.

It was only when she started getting interested in fiction that she learned that her uncle used to write for one of the city papers.

Still, she was very much involved in designing and directing shows at school and since she could not play sports or be a good homemaker, it was no surprise that she ended up an author.

When Laurie Graham finally went to college, she had a miserable time as she took a science course that was quite unsuited to her abilities.

Butcher was unable to quit since her family put a lot of emphasis on finishing things whether it was a second helping of pie or a science degree. As such, when she had the opportunity of motherhood and marriage, she took it with both hands.

Within five years, she had four kids and surrendered to readings of Chicken Licken and sieved prunes in her hair. During the 1980s, she was gifted a pre-war typewriter that had some of the hardest keys ever.

She is sure that she developed a lot of upper body strength trying to write her first novel on it. She would then go on to endure filled wastepaper baskets and rejection slips trying to become a published author.

With her first marriage on the rocks and desperate for money, she found a job with the Royal Courts of Justice working behind the scenes.

It was while she was there that she got the most important phone call of her life. She had picked up the phone answering Executions and Judgments, which was the department she worked for.

The man on the other side said he was Carmen Callil, and that he wanted to publish her work.

It has been more than three decades since Laurie Graham published her debut novel. Since then she has gone through a series of transformations.

She has worked as a novelist, columnist, feature writer, and unemployed journalist right back to full-time author. She has also been a mother, wife divorcee, and then right back to wife and ultimately a grandmother.

She met her husband in 1996 when he was traveling in Europe and they connected over their love for roving. After getting married in 1998, they moved to what they deemed heaven on Earth in the ancient city of Venice.

In the end, ill health forced them out of their paradise and in 2010, they moved back to Dublin in the United Kingdom.

It was a huge culture shock after spending so much time abroad but she liked being bathed in her own language once again and to live in a country where writers are a dime a dozen.

Since her husband was afflicted with dementia, she thinks her writing has suffered from the loss of his encyclopedic English grammar and his snarky New York critiques. But there is nothing she loves to do better than continue to write.

Laurie Graham’s novel “Perfect Meringues” is a funny and delightful novel that follows the life and times of a cookery chef and show host.

Before she was all that, she believed that being on TV would result in a glamorous social life and a lot of fame. But the forty-something TV cook that has just gotten divorced has found that reality is very different.

Since she is so into her work her family came apart that she now spends dinner time alone while caring for an adolescent child who could not be any more airheaded.

Recently, she has been stalking men in their forties even going to the extent of following one into a corner shop as she pretended she needed to buy some perfume.

The only silver lining in her life is Louie her gay friend, who tells her that her problem is she always stays on the wrong side of the looking glass and concentrates too much on the lives of other people.

But the thing is that is certainly going to get worse before they get better.

It is a well-written novel that makes its readers sad and funny at the same time as you experience both the bad and good times with the lead.

“Anyone for Seconds” by Laurie Graham is a laugh-out-loud novel that is a great follow-up to the debut novel of the “Perfect Meringues” series. Life has not been that great for Lizzie Partridge who is trying to get back into the hearts of the nation.

Her life has been going downhill ever since she got into a rage and threw a chocolate mousse at the “Midlands This Morning” TV show.

Tom her partner had left her and Jamie and Nigella had taken over the world of cookery and most recently she had been fired as a restaurant review columnist.

Desperate for attention and sympathy, she flees from the mouse under her sink, the gas bill, and the wintry and wet Aberystwyth and has a glimmer of new prospects and a brush with her past.

But things get interesting when a TV producer that happens to be her nephew tells her that she is planning to reunite her with the target of the mousse attack and former nemesis on a new and very exciting show.

Laurie Graham’s novel “Ten O’Clock Horses” is a work set in 1962 where the greengrocers have been getting their first avocado pears.

Meanwhile, the people have been boxing in their banisters, and carpeting their lavatories while father, husband, and housepainter Ronnie Glover has been feeling some discontent in his life circumstances.

Unexpectedly, the sophisticated and fabulous Jacqueline comes into his life and shows him the wonderful world of tango. She seems to be a dream that may be too good to be true.

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