Carole Gunn leads an unfulfilled life and knows it. She’s married to someone who may, or may not, be in New York on business and, to make things worse, the family’s deaf cat has just been run over by an electric car.
But in spite of her mundane life, Carole has decided to do something different. She’s decided to revisit places that hold special significance for her. She wants to better understand herself, and whether the person she is now is simply an older version of the person she once was.
Instead, she’s taken on an unlikely journey to confront her past, present and future.
Everyday Magic is an uplifting book filled with humour and poignancy and reminds us that, while our pasts make us who we are, we can always change the course of our futures.
‘Magical and extremely entertaining. As satisfying a novel as A Christmas Carol and every bit as perceptive’ – Carol McGrath
‘Loved it … witty, light-hearted and thought-provoking’ – Colette McCormick
If you pre-order your copy of Everyday Magic before its digital launch on the 26th of May, you’re guaranteed to receive a signed copy from the author!
Author Charlie Laidlaw lives in East Lothian, one of the main settings for Everyday Magic. He has four other published novels: Being Alert!, The Space Between Time, The Things We Learn When We’re Dead and Love Potions and Other Calamities. Previously a journalist and defence intelligence analyst, Charlie now teaches Creative Writing in addition to his writing career.