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When the local library starts up a reading group, Ed is the first to sign up. Left home alone with baby Georgia once too often, he's looking for something more stimulating than the latest draft of his tiresome thesis.
His fellow readers all have their own reasons for the weekly escape. Kate's social life is at a standstill and her quirky furniture shop barely breaks even. Zoe's self-esteem is regularly battered by her married lover. Semi-retired Bob, strongly encouraged by his wife, needs to get out of the house more. Donna, aged twenty-one and a mother of two, is desperate to feed her mind and catch up on her education. When English lecturer, Gideon, arrives, his literary certainties spark rivalries and emotions that no one expected. As the reading circle draws its members into an unlikely community, the plots become increasingly outlandish, and their lives grow ever more entwined ...
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'This quick and enjoyable read is written in a refreshingly subtle understated style. It's perfect if you are looking for something light for a few hours of indulgent escapism' Daily Record (Daily Record)
'Delightful... Witty and sharply observed tale... Pure enjoyment. It's funny and thoroughly entertaining' Lancashire Evening Post (Lancashire Evening Post)
'Witty' Sun (Sun)
'[A] witty, light-hearted romance' Marie Claire (Marie Claire)
'Highmore's addictive second novel, set in Oxford, is basically a literary soap opera... Highmore manages to combine NOTHERN EXPOSURE and Rosamunde Pilcher with hilarious results' Booklist (Booklist)
Julie Highmore's debut, COUNTRY LOVING, was highly acclaimed: 'Pacy and witty, Highmore's take on the country comedy is as fresh, crisp and delicious as a new organic carrot' Wendy Holden
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Book Description Headline, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX0755306066
Book Description Headline Book Pub Ltd, 2003. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0755306066
Book Description Headline Review, 2003. Hardcover. Condition: New. Pure Fiction Brand new item sourced directly from publisher. Packed securely in tight packaging to ensure no damage. Shipped from warehouse on same/next day basis. Seller Inventory # 1111-9780755306060