Bought 25 Apr 2007 (LUCIA charity table at work) for BookCrossing purposes

I bought this because I could use it for Never Judge A Book By Its Cover then realised that it’s a battered copy of a book that’s been recently reissued by Persephone and, I seem to remember, read by Ali.

This is lovely. The deceptively simple tale of a South London family off for their annual holiday in Bognor, the detail is beautifully done and we get an interior portrait of the members of the family, their hopes, fears and thoughts. Terribly touching in places, very English, and a completely pleasurable and lovely read.

I will let this rather shabby copy go into an OBCZ so someone can get a read or two out of it, and will put the Persephone version on my wishlist!