Ethel and Joan go to Phuket by Colin Cotterill


Title: Ethel and Joan go to Phuket
Author: Colin Cotterill
ISBN: 978-616-7503-25-7
Published: 2014
Format: Paperback, 182 pp.
Price: USD14.95

Print edition available at:
  POD (Amazon.com)

eBook edition available at:
Kindle $7.95

TO celebrate the life, every woman should wish for a talented novelist son such as Colin Cotterill. We’ve seen movies like Thelma & Louise and read books like Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman’s Search for Everything Across Italy, India and Indonesia, which follow the exploits of women in search of meaning and fulfillment. But nothing you’ve seen or read will prepare you for Ethel and Joan, two English women, who take Thailand by storm. They had been married (at different times) to the same man. They became best friends.

Ethel and Joan were two elderly ladies, who when most people wish to stay at home and tend their garden, set off on the road of self-discovery and adventure in Southeast Asia. This is their story.

A gentle beauty unfolds as we enter their world laced with charm and humor. What son couldn’t adore a mother who talked with a bar girl and said, “It doesn’t matter what she does for a living. That’s just society that decides what’s proper and what’s not. It’s the person that counts.” Ethel and Joan aren’t with us any more. This book is a testament to their humanity, love of life, and true grit. They’re continuing their spiritual journey and souvenir shopping in another dimension. We promise one thing: this book and these two ladies will stay with you forever.


Five Star reviews from Amazon:

Great fun with great oldsters
By Amazon Customer on August 6, 2015
I am a big Cotterill fan and having recently lost my mother-in-law, who loved to travel, I decided to read this book. Lots of fun with many moments of recognition for anyone who has ever dealt with traveling with or having an extended visit from a parent, which can be trying no matter how much we love them. Mr. Cotterill obviously loved his mothers and treats them accordingly in this fun and lively account of the equally fun and lively ladies during their time with him in Thailand.

Five Stars
By R. Garris on May 30, 2015
Funny, quirky tribute to two wonderful ladies.

By Kay Bee on November 8, 2015
One of this authors best books, I enjoyed it so much that it was hard for me to get my work done around the house
because I could not put it aside for a minute. I have read almost all of this authors books and this is my favorite.

By S E Anzaldua on June 26, 2015
I LOVE ETHEL & JOAN! What a sweet story, written with so much love. It shows where Cotterill got his warmth and sense of humor. A wonderful chance to see into his life and background. Highly recommend it.

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