Campari for Breakfast

by Sara Crowe

Relationship Stories

Campari for Breakfast Synopsis

Life is full of terrible things. Ghosts of dead relatives, heartbreak ...burnt toast. In 1987, Sue Bowl's world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling like she's lost a vital part of herself. And then her father shacks up with an awful golddigger called Ivana. But Sue's mother always told her to make the most of what she's got - and what she's got is a love of writing and some interesting relatives. So Sue moves to her Aunt Coral's crumbling ancestral home, Green Place, along with a growing bunch of oddballs and eccentrics. Not to mention the odd badger or two ...There she fully intends to write a book, fall in love, and learn to live decadently. Campari for Breakfast is a heart-warming, eccentric novel that joins the ranks of great British coming-of-age novels such as Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle and Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love.

Campari for Breakfast Press Reviews

I was really cross when I reached the final few words, because I didn't want it to end. It is brilliant. Heart-rending sorrow, unremitting hopefulness and joy, held together by the delicious comic malapropisms of a startlingly original teenage heroine. An utter delight -- Tamsin Greig

 

A quirky unexpected delight -- Sam Baker Harpers Bazaar

 

This charming debut about family secrets reads like a cross between I Capture the Castle and Love, Nina -- Cathy Rentzenbrink Bookseller

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ISBN: 9780857522153
Publication date: 10/04/2014
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780857522153
Publication date: 10th April 2014
Author: Sara Crowe
Publisher: Doubleday an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Hardback
Genres: Relationship Stories,
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About Sara Crowe

Sara Crowe was raised in various wild parts of England. In 2013, she travelled around the countryside in a big camper van with her partner and their dogs. Sara's interests include photography, nature, folklore and folk history. Most of these find their way into her writing. Bone Jack is her first novel.

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