Having a Lovely Time by Jenny Eclair

Having a Lovely Time

Jenny Eclair

Very funny at times but with a much darker undertone. I found it hard to like any of the characters but I certainly recognized them and I just had to keep on reading to find out what happened next - there were certainly a few surprises along the way.

Extract

Nina is having a bad day. So far, Freya has bitten a chunk of glass out of a Heals tumbler, smeared a fuchsia-coloured lipstick along the snow-coloured sitting-room wall, hidden the remote control and put her shoes down the toilet. Nina glances at the clock on the kitchen wall. It's so minimal it doesn't have any numbers on it, but she knows it's trying to say 9 am. No, she gasps - surely it must be lunchtime?

Parallels
  • How to be Good by Nick Hornby
  • Camberwell Beauty by Jenny Eclair

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