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Thrown by Sarah Cox
About The Book
Becky: a single mum who prides herself on her independence. She knows from painful experience that men are trouble.
Louise: a loving husband, gorgeous kids. She ought to feel more grateful.
Jameela: all she’s ever done is work hard, and try her best. Why won’t life give her the one thing she really wants?
Sheila: the nest is empty, she dreams of escaping to the sun, but her husband seems so distracted.
The inhabitants of the Inventor’s Housing Estate keep themselves to themselves. There are the friendly ‘Hellos’ when commutes coincide and the odd cheeky eye roll when the wine bottles clank in number 7’s wheelie bin, but it’s not exactly Ramsay Street.
The dilapidated community centre is no longer the beating heart of the estate that Becky remembers from her childhood. So the new pottery class she’s helped set up feels like a fresh start. And not just for her.
The assorted neighbours come together to try out a new skill, under the watchful eye of their charismatic teacher, Sasha. And as the soft unremarkable lumps of clay are hesitantly, lovingly moulded into delicate vases and majestic pots, so too are the lives of four women. Concealed passions and heartaches are uncovered, relationships shattered and formed, and the possibility for transformation is revealed.
This is the story of four women, each one of them with their own personal problems and quite different between them, but with one thing that will connect all, a pottery class.
Becky, Louise, Jameela and Sheila are intelligent and brave women but their lives are not satisfying, they want to change but they don’t know where to start. So, the pottery class will be the first step, to heal their wounds, their marriage and their life. Don’t expect magic, this is a real story with very real characters; they are not perfect and don’t pretend to be, they only want some happiness in their lives.
It was not difficult to feel connected with this book; there were so many parallel things to my life that I felt part of the story, one more character. I’ve always wanted to learn pottery and the situations related to the book are so easy to understand or to feel represented in them.
I have to say that I read this book within hours and I really enjoyed it, the problem is that I missed something in the end, like an epilogue of what happened to the characters next, a meeting with all of them together. Maybe a chance to have a second book of how everything progresses. It was quite difficult leaving all these amazing characters without a proper goodbye.
If you are looking to meet some special characters, “The Thrown” is your book, believe me.
About The Author
Sara is known and loved by millions of Radio 2 listeners, where she presents the Sara Cox Show 5-7 pm. She has also hosted Sounds of The 80s and steered the helm of her own nightly Radio 2 show.
She cut her teeth on Radio 1 and presented The Breakfast Show for 4 years, reaching 8 million listeners.
Sara currently hosts the popular weekly TV book programme Between the Covers on BBC2. Her most recent TV work includes The Great Pottery Throwdown (BBC2), Back In Time… (BBC2), and BBC2’s dating series Love In The Countryside.
Her memoir, Till the Cows Come Home (2018), was a Sunday Times bestseller.
Sara’s TV career began with The Girlie Show, and she’s gone on to present numerous shows for the BBC, ITV and Channel 4. She is a regular co-presenter of Radio 4’s Loose Ends and has written columns for the Mirror and Guardian.
Sara’s latest TV project is Britain’s Top Takeaways, due to air on BBC 2 in 2022.