Missing Gretyl by Si Page


Book Description:

London. Poncey Bridge. Marbella. Are you ready for Gretyl Trollop?

Some say she is loud, hairy and obnoxious. Others are less complimentary. Witness the antics of Gretyl, her long-suffering husband, Albert, the Soddall family who have ‘sod all’ and other great characters in this hilarious comedy novel.

Married for over fifty years, it’s all trouble and strife for the Trollops. They live in a high-rise tower block in London’s East End, where there isn’t enough room to swing a cat. Gretyl is glued to the TV shopping channels and addicted to car boot sales. Albert finds respite in his allotment and the local bookmakers. They carry on with their separate lives until a mysterious letter threatens to change everything and turn Albert’s world upside down.

Has Gretyl Trollop finally met her match as she takes on Neil Rochester and his cronies in Poncey Bridge?
Can Gretyl play the fraudsters at their own game?
Will she survive the murderous attempts of Arti Chokes? Does Albert end up missing Gretyl?

“‘Missing Gretyl’ is a rare treat – a brilliantly written comedy novel that’s genuinely funny.” Mark Stibbe, best selling, award-winning writer.

Missing Gretyl is also available as a Kindle eBook through Amazon.

My Thoughts:

I absolutely loved this book. It is funny, sweet, got a great storyline and I LOVED the characters.

To start with I thought Gretyl was horrid but as the story evolved she really started to grow on me and by the end I loved her. With her long suffering husband, Albert, you will be hard pushed to not feel attached to this couple by the end of the book.

There are some very funny moments in the book, one being Gretyl’s unfortunate hair removal disaster in the airport. That will be one image that will stay with me for a very long time.

It really was a joy to read this book and cant recommend it highly enough. Will certainly be reading more by the author.

I awarded this book 5/5 stars.


    1. Hi Cathy, it says it’s 286 pages on Goodreads but than could vary between an actual book and an ebook. it didn’t take me long to read as was an enjoyable story. Certainly made me chuckle. Would make a great TV series.


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