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  • Location: Yorkshire, “Wychwell”

The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: What makes a imperfect woman perfect. And what is perfection anyway?

  • ISBN: 978-1471163982
  • Genre: Humour, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Marnie Salt has made so many mistakes in her life that she fears she will never get on the right track. But when she ‘meets’ an old lady on a baking chatroom and begins confiding in her, little does she know how her life will change.

Arranging to see each other for lunch, Marnie finds discovers that Lilian is every bit as mad and delightful as she’d hoped – and that she owns a whole village in the Yorkshire Dales, which has been passed down through generations. And when Marnie needs a refuge after a crisis, she ups sticks and heads for Wychwell – a temporary measure, so she thinks.

But soon Marnie finds that Wychwell has claimed her as its own and she is duty bound not to leave. Even if what she has to do makes her as unpopular as a force 12 gale in a confetti factory! But everyone has imperfections, as Marnie comes to realise, and that is not such a bad thing – after all, your flaws are perfect for the heart that is meant to love you.

Travel Guide


Sadly fictional but the author heard about a village which was up for sale in a newspaper article and that village was West Heslerton so this is on the map as the place to be!

There’s lots of lovely villages in and around Yorkshire where this could be to be fair and the fun thing is to travel around and try to find it yourself. This is the map from the book:


(c) Map from the book

Streetview Maps

B) "Wychell " - The pub
D) "Wychell " - High Street

Booktrailer Review

Susan: @thebooktrailer
There’s a lot to love about books of Milly Johnson. This one isn’t set in a real place but it’s one of the most realistic ones in fiction and one of the nicest and cosiest too. It’s definitely a place I’d want to go for real. Meet the characters, spend a bit of time with them all and move in with Herv…wait did I say that for real? It’s not often you find a Norwegian hunk in a Yorkshire village is it? The author mentions he’s based on a real life actor by the name of Lasse Matberg. Well I had a  quick look purely for research purposes and yup – just as expected although with a bit shorter hair!

Anyway I digress, the novel is firmly set in Yorkshire with the warmth and wit you’d expect from both the area and the author in question.
Marnie is a great character – left a village, her journey throughout the book is a good and interesting one. It’s great to go on it with her. Just goes to show what a little hard work, luck and determination can do. You’ll be cheering Marnie on, ups and downs, high and lows, laughs and tears.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Perfectly Imperfect Woman

Destination: West Yorkshire, “Wychwell”  Author/Guide: Milly Johnson  Departure Time: 2000s

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