We may not have had a barbecue like our neighbours but the picnic was a feast. And we had dramatic tales of life in Toxteth, family news and a graduand in our midst. It was also nice to welcome a new book-grouper, Sadie.
Our next book is Esther Freud’s Lucky Break. The cover says its her most appealing novel since Hideous Kinky, so it should be a good read for the Summer. As I said, I got it in a bookshop in Aldeburgh just down the road from Walberswick where Esther Freud and David Morrissey have a home which is why it had shelf-appeal. (I think various Freuds have lived in Suffolk over the years.) Her Sea House is actually set in a fictionalised Walberswick and very evocative of it’s edge-of-the-edge feel.
The cover of the really odd one we didn’t go for is below. It practically glows in hardcopy.