The Book of Summers

The Book of Summers: The Richard and Judy Bestseller

Paperback Published on: 24/05/2012
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Beth Lowe has been sent a parcel. Inside is a letter informing her that her long-estranged mother has died, and a scrapbook Beth has never seen before. Entitled The Book of Summers, it's stuffed with photographs and mementos complied by her mother to record the seven glorious childhood summers Beth spent in rural Hungary. It was a time when she trod the tightrope between separated parents and two very different countries; her bewitching but imperfect Hungarian mother and her gentle, reticent English father; the dazzling house of a Hungarian artist and an empty-feeling cottage in deepest Devon. And it was a time that came to the most brutal of ends the year Beth turned sixteen. Since then, Beth hasn't allowed herself to think about those years of her childhood. But the arrival of The Book of Summers brings the past tumbling back into the present; as vivid, painful and vital as ever.

  • Publisher: Headline Publishing Group
  • ISBN: 9780755390854
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 248g
  • Dimensions: 197 x 129 x 22 mm

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The Book of Summers
Brings a bit of Summer to a cold Winter evening
The Book of Summers is told through the eyes of Beth when she receives a scrapbook of photographs and mementos from Hungary. This causes her to look back o... READ MORE
The Book of Summers
The Book of Summers
This book was an absolute surprise for me. Taking place in both present and past times, spanning across countries, we follow Beth Lowe as she looks through... READ MORE
The Book of Summers
Excellent Debut
I thought this was a thoughtful, gentle and compelling book. It is quite a slow read, so those who enjoy a fast paced story could be disappointed. It is a ... READ MORE
Vanessa C Wild
The Book of Summers
Excellent first book,I really loved it!
This is an 'if only' book. We can all look back on life and say 'if only' I'd said something at the time or done something instead of doing nothing. This b... READ MORE
The Book of Summers
A good read
A thoroughly captivating book from start to finish: beautifully written, full of colour, adventure and warmth. Set in the scenic Hungary the story tells of... READ MORE
B Patel