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.


One comment

  1. and the time has come to get together and talk about it… I plan to be at Kate’s- especially if I can remember where it is. Can’t promise I’ll have anything positive to say about the small par tof the book I could bear to read!

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