This is a really funny, heartwarming book you will not want to put down. I loved the heroine, Margaret, from the very beginning and although she might seem slightly bonkers, her passion and enthusiasm make her totally loveable. Told through the medium of letters and emails this debut novel makes you laugh out loud and revel in the romance, but also handles issues such as mental health and homelessness in a very sensitive thought provoking way, giving the novel an extra depth. Great stuff!
When Richard Slater receives a letter of complaint from one of his constituents, a Margaret Hayton, he merely responds with his standard letter of empty promises. Clearly, this woman is insane and must be avoided at all costs. But she will not be dismissed so easily, and when Richard finally sets eyes on the `twenty-something vision in stone-washed denim, with a cloud of dark ringlets and huge, serious eyes` he risks losing his heart, his head and quite possibly his political career.
Rosy Thornton grew up near Ipswich and studied law at Cambridge. She stayed on to do a Ph.D. and has been a lecturer there ever since. Rosy lives in a village near Cambridge with her partner, their two daughters and a springer spaniel called Treacle.