"A fabulous coming-of-age novel that's saturated in '70s nostalgia." - Glamour magazine
"Isabel Ashdown is adept at portraying the bickering normalcy of ordinary family life ... [she] effortlessly transports you back to the seventies a world of Abba, flares, punk and David Bowie." - Press Association
"Isabel Ashdown writes with an incredibly perceptive style, her characters are well-rounded- at times amusing and at times intense...Just when you think you know what is going to happen, Ashdown subverts your expectations. The novel's denouement is a compelling whodunit, with twists and turns to grip until the very end, making Summer of '76
a great book for summer holiday reading." - We Love This Book
"Isabel Ashdown handles big themes and period details with heart." - The Simple Things Magazine
"A thought-provoking novel, funny as well as moving, and extremely difficult to put down. Isabel Ashdown writes with clarity and grace." - Jane Rusbridge, author of Rook and The Devil's Music
"Summer of '76
did not disappoint. Evocative of that hot, dry summer ... book groups will have a lot to discuss." - NewBooks Magazine
"Ashdown always manages to capture a real sense of Britain's past without resorting to rose-tinted glasses." - -- Bella Magazine
"Ashdown has her finger on the pulse of adolescent/adult relationships" - --The Book Bag Ashdown always manages to capture a real sense of Britain's past without resorting to rose-tinted glasses.
-- Bella Magazine
About the Author
Isabel Ashdown lives in West Sussex with her carpenter husband and two children. Her first novel Glasshopper (Observer 'Best Debuts of 2009', Evening Standard 'Best Books of the Year') won the Mail on Sunday Novel Competition. Her second novel Hurry Up and Wait was published to critical acclaim and was listed as one of Amazon's Customer Favourites for Kindle in 2011. Her third novel Summer of '76 will be published in July 2013.