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Summertime

Author: Raffaella Barker
Publisher: London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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For a year, Venetia Summers has been 'buffered from single-motherhood' by boyfriend David, but when work takes him to a Brazilian rainforest, things begin to unravel. Phone lines crackle, emails languish, and high-tech, long-distance love proves bewildering and vexing. Meanwhile the children and dogs run wilder than ever, brother Desmond's outrageous wedding takes over her home, and her relationship with her new  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Domestic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Raffaella Barker
ISBN: 9781408850657 1408850656
OCLC Number: 872709600
Notes: Originally published: London: Review, 2001.
Description: 310 pages ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Raffaella Barker.

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For a year, Venetia Summers has been 'buffered from single-motherhood' by boyfriend David, but when work takes him to a Brazilian rainforest, things begin to unravel. Phone lines crackle, emails languish, and high-tech, long-distance love proves bewildering and vexing. Meanwhile the children and dogs run wilder than ever, brother Desmond's outrageous wedding takes over her home, and her relationship with her new neighbour, Hedley Sale, gets off to a rather unfortunate start. How is Venetia to cope alone with outward-bound style holidays, a foul-mouthed parrot and her new career as a designer of demented cardigans? A moonlit walk takes an unexpected turn, and she finds herself with a real dilemma.

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Very, very funny * Independent * I loved it. I couldn't put it down ... Raffaella Barker is so good at drawing her characters and making them likeable that within about ten pages you know them Read more...

 
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