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Posted by on May 24, 2013 in Random | 0 comments

What I’m reading #1

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The Last Summer by Judith Kinghorn

Don’t worry, I’m not going to post every time I read a book (I read a lot!) but I’ve just finished reading ‘The Last Summer’ by Judith Kinghorn and I loved it so much I wanted to recommend it.

It’s not the type of book I would normally choose to read, but I picked it up for a 50p charity donation in a pub (of all places!) and thought I would give it a go. It’s an enthralling love story, set during the time of World War 1, between a young girl from a large country house and her housekeeper’s son. It’s a story about love between different classes and all the politics that went with that back then, and set in a time of incredible hardship and loss. It’s a war story that studies its effects on the women left behind at home – something that we don’t often think about when we think about war. I felt really connected with the main characters and there’s a fantastic revelation at the end.

‘The Last Summer’ is one of my favourite books ever (and I’ve read a few!) and I’m holding onto it so that I can read it again in the future. It will make you both laugh and cry, but overall it is about love and hope. I couldn’t put it down, and I hope that some of you who read this recommendation will give it a go. I’d love to hear what you think if you do.

It would be a great choice for book clubs too and there are a handful of discussion topics at the end of the book for this purpose.

‘The Last Summer’ by Judith Kinghorn is available in paperback from Amazon for just £8.99, or on Kindle for just £5.99.

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