Summertime / Raffaella Barker.
Publication year: 2014
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
ISBN: 9781408850657 (pbk.) :
Originally published: London: Review, 2001.
After one year of being 'buffered from single-motherhood' by her boyfriend, David, Venetia Summers suddenly finds her life unravelling as he is sent to the Brazilian jungle and she is left alone in Norfolk. As chaos reigns in her home and her three children run wilder than ever she finds her life further complicated by a bad-mouthed green parrot, a burgeoning fashion career designing demented cardigans and her brother's outrageous wedding. As emails languish unanswered, phone lines cut out and long-distance relationships prove both vexing and bewildering, life and love take some very unexpected turns.
310 pages ; 20 cm
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