Books to be swept away with this summer…
There are SO MANY great books around at the moment and so I’d like to share a few that I think are particularly exciting. I’m not going to plop them all together in one post but give each the opportunity to shine in it’s own right…
Hold on to your hats… here are my summer 2019 recommendations.
Mr Doubler Begins Again by Seni Glaister
Here’s the synopsis:
Baked, mashed, boiled or fried, Mr Doubler knows his potatoes. But the same can’t be said for people. Since he lost his wife, he’s been on his own at Mirth Farm – and that suits Doubler just fine. Crowds are for other people; the only company he needs are his potato plants and his housekeeper, Mrs Millwood, who visits every day.
So when Mrs Millwood is taken ill, it ruins everything – and Mr Doubler begins to worry that he might have lost his way. But could the kindness of strangers be enough to bring him down from the hill?
Mr Doubler Begins Again is a nostalgic celebration of food, friendship, kindness, and second chances, perfect for fans of Rachel Joyce and Joanna Cannon.
This is such a deliciously lovely read and one that is perfect for sinking into during the summer. I was lucky enough to meet Seni last year at the HQ Summer Showcase and I reviewed the novel her on Tales earlier this year which you can read here. It’s now published in paperback and if you haven’t yet welcomed Mr Doubler not your life I urge you to do so right now.
Mr Doubler Begins Again will be published in paperback by HQ, an imprint of HarperCollins, on August the 22nd. It is available now in hardback, audiobook and eBook and you can find where to buy it here (also your local indie will be able to get hold of it too if they don’t already have a copy.).
Hardback ISBN: 9780008284985
Paperback ISBN: 9780008285012
Read it already? Please feel free to let us know what you think by leaving a comment below.
Happy reading and I hope you have a fabulous summer!