There Should be More Dancing

From the author of the bestselling novel The Dressmaker, There Should be More Dancing is a story of Margery’s reckonings on loyalty, grief and love.

Margery Blandon has led a life of principles. Now she finds herself sitting on the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel, preparing to throw herself to her death.

She was always a principled woman, who found guidance from the wisdom of desktop calendars. She lived quietly in Gold Street, Brunswick for sixty years until events drove her to the 43rd floor of the Tropic Hotel.

As she waits for the crowds in the atrium far below to disperse, she contemplates what went wrong; her best friend kept an astonishing secret from her and she can’t trust the home help. It’s possible her first-born son has betrayed her, that her second son, Morris, might have committed a crime, her only daughter is trying to kill her and her dead sister Cecily helped her to this, her final downfall. Even worse, it seems Margery’s life-long neighbour and enemy, now demented, always knew the truth.

PRAISE FOR THERE SHOULD BE MORE DANCING:

“As anyone who read Rosalie Ham’s debut novel, The Dressmaker, knows, she is a true original. Blessed with an astringently unsentimental tone and a talent for creating memorably eccentric characters, Ham also possesses a confidently brisk and mischievous sense of plot… ‘The authenticity of every detail is never in doubt from this consummate but unshowy storyteller” Caroline Baum, Sydney Morning Herald

“Rosalie Ham has written a hilarious cautionary old-age tale.” Daphne Guinness, The Sun-Herald

Book Information:

ISBN: 9781864711912
Format: Paperback
Published: 2/7/2012
Category: Contemporary fiction
Imprint: Vintage Australia, Penguin Random House Australia
Pages: 352
Price: $19.99