Reissue of Amanda Brookfield's second novel, still as fresh and relevant as it was 12 years ago.
Amanda Brookfield gained a First Class Honours Degree from Oxford before working at an advertising agency for several years. She wrote her first novel while living in Buenos Aires with her diplomat husband, and her second while in Washington, D.C. She has two young sons and now lives in London and divides her time between writing fiction and looking after her family.
There is a peculiar pleasure to be had from reading about the ordinary things of life made extraordinary just by looking at them closely and reporting them exactly . . . What's refreshing here is the author's conspicuous sanity and her sharp line in defense of reason * Robert Nye, Guardian *