THREE HOT READS

Good Housekeeping (UK) - - Gh Spotlight -

The mind can play strange tricks when you’re try­ing to block out the past and RODDY DOYLE’S book SMILE cap­tures this beau­ti­fully and trag­i­cally. A re­cently di­vorced man runs into an old school friend who trig­gers mem­o­ries – good and bad – of their Chris­tian Broth­ers school.

No­body writes funny, real, vul­ner­a­ble char­ac­ters like

MAR­IAN KEYES, THE BREAK

and is clas­sic Mar­ian. Amy’s lov­ing-but-dis­tant hus­band an­nounces he’s off back­pack­ing for six months leav­ing her to pick up the pieces – and have some life-chang­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of her own.

A young Nancy Mit­ford solv­ing mys­ter­ies in the 1920s – what could be more en­ter­tain­ing?

THE MIT­FORD MUR­DERS is by JES­SICA FELLOWES,

au­thor of the of­fi­cial Down­ton Abbey guides, so the up­per class de­tail is spot on and the plot is tremen­dous fun.

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