Campari for Breakfast

by Sara Crowe

Family Drama Relationship Stories

Campari for Breakfast Synopsis

Deeply eccentric and very, very funny . (Mark Gatiss, co-creator of BBC's Sherlock). 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 man eater called Ivana. But Sue's mother always told her to make the most of what's she got - and what she's got is a love of writing and some eccentric relatives. So Sue moves to her Aunt Coral's crumbling ancestral home, where she fully intends to write a book and fall in love ...and perhaps drink Campari for Breakfast. 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


'Deeply eccentric and very, very funny, Campari for Breakfast is as charming and humane as its multi-talented author. It's also unexpectedly touching. A delight' Mark Gatiss


'We defy you not to love Sue, the quirky heroine of Sara Crowe's charming CAMPARI FOR BREAKFAST' Good Housekeeping


'A sort of upmarket Adrian Mole ... full of poignancy, humour and shafts of startling perception' Daily Mail


'A quirky debut novel as touching as it is funny.' Closer

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780552779647
Publication date: 29/01/2015
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback

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

Book Information

ISBN: 9780552779647
Publication date: 29th January 2015
Author: Sara Crowe
Publisher: Black Swan an imprint of Transworld Publishers Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 304 pages
Genres: Family Drama, Relationship Stories,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

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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