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India Knights new novel?

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mosschops30 Fri 10-Dec-10 11:09:59

The one called Festive or something.

Anyone read it?

SuePurblybiltByElves Fri 10-Dec-10 11:14:23

Comfort and Joy. It's a follow on from My life on a Plate.
I bought it for DD to give me by way of ExH (keep up grin)Obviously I can't wait and am reading it first.
It's good, very MN (lots of refs to things that have been covered here. I snorted at the white dog poo ref on page one). Not saying she's nicked the ideas btw, I love IK, just that it's very MN.
I do like it but not as immediately as I did the others. It's praps more of a grower. But I like it very much all the same. I'm started it last night and am halfway through, I'm saving the rest for tonight. Will keep you posted smile

mosschops30 Fri 10-Dec-10 11:17:41

Do I need to read the other one first then? Just thinking of pressies from dh, we are going on our first adult only holiday in Jan and I am looking forward to some good reading

SuePurblybiltByElves Fri 10-Dec-10 11:20:35

No, not really. It Stands Alone grin
But I do really love the other one so I would say yes anyway.

mosschops30 Fri 10-Dec-10 11:23:54

I might have to get both then grin. I was looking for a couple of books to add tto the two Ive already got stashed under the bed for holiday reads

SuePurblybiltByElves Fri 10-Dec-10 11:27:01

Aren't you good? I have to give mine to my Mum to keep away from me or I gorge on them.

Her earlier ones must be pennies on amazon, they've been given away with magazines and I see them all the time in charity shops. My life on a plate and Don't you want me. Both v funny IMHO. This latest is a little darker but I think worth a go.

mosschops30 Fri 10-Dec-10 11:30:15

The two on amazon are £13 which is ok. But now youve mentioned the other one. I might have to get that too grin

I love reading, especially on holiday and the thought of getting through books without any interuption for a whole week is just beyond exciting wink

SuePurblybiltByElves Fri 10-Dec-10 11:45:41

Oh good. If you like hers I'd say that Rafaella Barker's Hens Dancing, Summertime and Green Grass are also in the same funny vein. Slightly more grown-up chick lit without mentioning Manalos or Facebook every ten minutes. I like them muchly grin

ArcticRoll Fri 10-Dec-10 16:59:27

I thought it was ok-love her columns and her non fiction books but feel she is more suited to journalism rather than fiction-she is very witty but her characters and plot lines are a bit predictable imho.

missmoopy Fri 10-Dec-10 17:15:11

Bought it to read over Xmas. Liked her other books so expect to like this one too.

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