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In the Summertime by Judy Astley
  

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Miranda takes her two children and her widowed mother to Cornwall to scatter her step-father’s ashes. It’s been twenty years since Miranda has been back. Then she was 16 and her first love affair ended with a sad misunderstanding. The boy is still there, now, of course, a man and the attractions seem to still live. This is an entertaining tale with its strength in the portrayal of teenagers both as they react to adults and as they react to their peers. It is very nicely done.

If you like Judy Astley you might also like to read books by Marian Keyes, Katie Fforde and Madeleine Wickham.

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In the Summertime by Judy Astley

It's twenty years since Miranda, then sixteen, holidayed in Cornwall and her life changed forever. Now she's back again - with her mother Clare and the ashes of her stepfather Jack, whose wish was to be scattered on the sea overlooked by their one-time holiday home. The picturesque cove seems just the same as ever, but the people are different - more smart incomers,fewer locals, more luxury yachts in the harbour. But Miranda and Clare both find some strangely familiar faces, and revisit the emotions they both thought had disappeared.

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Girls, pull up a lounger and enjoy this sparkling sunshiny beach read... heart-tripping surprises lie ahead in this mix of fun and frolics. - Peterborough Telegraph


About the Author

Judy Astley

Born In Lancashire, Judy Astley has lived for most of her life in Twickenham, and was a dress designer and painter before writing her first novel, Just for the Summer, in 1994.

She has two grown-up daughters and lives with her husband in Twickenham and Cornwall.

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Book Info

Publication date

5th June 2014

Author

Judy Astley

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www.judyastley.com/

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Publisher

Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd

Format

Paperback
352 pages

Categories

Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780552777490

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