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Off on holiday 28 weeks PG - nice reads please

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bratnav Wed 10-Jun-09 20:57:54

My brain is fried and I can't seem to cope with anything too tricky at the moment, but want nice engrossing books to read by the pool for the 2 hours a day that the DDs will (hopefully) be in kids club.

Recently read The Time Travellers Wife and loved it, I am at about Freya North/Jill Mansell/Jilly Cooper sort of level at the moment, not much more intellectual than those please.

GentlyDidIt Wed 10-Jun-09 21:09:25

Whistling for the Elephants by Sandy Toksvig - sweet and funny, with just enough food for thought...

bratnav Wed 10-Jun-09 21:17:50

Lovely, will look that up, thanks Gently

Katryn Thu 11-Jun-09 09:02:27

You may want to try my novel, for a good easy engrossing read, I've been told by friends that it's hard to put down, The Seven Year Itch, published by Penguin by Kate Morris

milaha Thu 11-Jun-09 09:21:57

Some great holiday authors I've enjoyed are - Cathy Kelly, Monica McInerney, Melissa Nathan, Anna Maxted, Maggie Alderson, Marian Keyes and Kate Jacobs.

bratnav Thu 11-Jun-09 14:19:25

Thanks, will look them up smile

Katryn - yours as in you wrote it?

wrongsideof40 Thu 11-Jun-09 21:28:46

have you read A Short History of Tractors in Ukrainian ? or Two caravans ? by Monica someone - both very good. Easy reads but not unliterary IMO

JenCp Fri 12-Jun-09 13:43:43

lovely holiday read
Not too heavy/too light; current; laugh out loud funny; (also made me cry - hormones?!) Real page turner. If you like Maggie Alderson/Freya North/Kathleen Tessaro, you might like: The Shoe Princess's Guide to the Galaxy (Emma Bowd, Bloomsbury). Happy hols smile

Katryn Sat 11-Jul-09 00:25:18

Yes I wrote it, and you're probably back from holiday by now! Kathleen Tessarro (someone mentioned) has endorsed it on the front cover.

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