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Small Pleasures

A BBC 2 Between the Covers Book Club Pick

Clare Chambers

(author)

Hardback
With the emotional intelligence of Maggie O'Farrell and the witty observational skills of Kate Atkinson, this is a novel of unexpected second chances set in 1950s England.
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Eat Better Forever

by Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall

1957, south-east suburbs of London.

Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and - on the brink of forty - living a limited existence with her truculent mother.

When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper to claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.

But the more she investigates, the more her life becomes strangely (and not unpleasantly) intertwined with that of the Tilburys: Gretchen herself, her husband Howard - with his dry wit and gentle disposition - and her charming daughter Margaret.

But they are the subject of the story Jean is researching for the newspaper, a story that increasingly seems to be causing dark ripples across all their lives. And yet Jean cannot bring herself to discard the chance of finally having a taste of happiness.

But there will be a price to pay - and it will be unbearable.

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Book publisherOrion Publishing Co
Publication date9 Jul 2020
FormatHardback
Pages352
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