This is an artless novel. The characters don't ring true and I found little about any of them to like. Dialogue is odd and clunky with daft attempts at creating 'older' and 'younger' conversations (does anyone really still say 'Penny for them'? I am in my sixties and have never heard it said). The odd punctuation makes it difficult to know who is talking.
I skipped some of the longer descriptions as they do not add to the story. As one reviewer suggested, we don't really need a long description of a Pyrex dish. Rather than expanding this tedious description, the author might well have used the space to develop the characters. We get lots of details about cups and saucers, tea and coffee and so on, but little about the deeper aspects of the people in the novel. Perhaps they don't have deeper feelings.
Almost all of the characters have unusual sex lives. Nothing wrong with that, but it just doesn't seem likely that this set of people would have these sorts of lives. Angela (22), for example, has sex with an elderly, handicapped man and then goes off to the West Country to have her way with a boy younger than her.
Towards the end, the whole story loses its way and the ending is a lot of loose ends that lead nowhere. On the whole, a very disappointing novel.