Synopsis: In 1988, seventeen-year-old Sue Bowl has a diary, big dreams and £4.73. What she wants most of all is to make it as a writer, as well as stop her decadent aunt Coral spending money she doesn’t have.
Living in their crumbling ancestral home should provide plenty of inspiration, but between falling in love, hunting for missing heirlooms and internship applications, things keep getting in the way.
So when a young literary professor moves in and catches Sue’s eye, life begins to take an unexpected turn . . .
From the author of Campari for Breakfast, a witty and enchanting novel about what happens after you think you’ve grown up and fallen in love,
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Sara Crowe has written a very intelligent book that intrigues and captivates. Martini Henry is built around a mixture of historical and modern day musings that crosses continents and tells the poignant story of the lives woven into an ancestral home. It’s a book to be savored and enjoyed, a perfect weekend read!