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5.0 out of 5 stars
comfort and joy, 3 Aug 2011
I loved this book. It is a sequel to My Life on a Plate and is written in India Knight's inimitable style. Sometimes hilarious such as the last chapter when they all go to Morocco for Christmas - sometimes sad, when Clara and Sam split up, but always immensely readable.
It was good to read about the original family characters - The two sons are now teenagers, Kate (her mother) has mellowed with age, and Flo and Evie have moved on in life, her friend Tamsin has a daughter now, but every year all the family, plus a few friends, spend Christmas at Clara's house, even Clara's ex husband joins them.
I especially enjoyed the last chapter - Sam's mother is a marvellous character and I was in fits of laughter reading her attempts to make herself understood to the locals using her own special language.
Lovely book, I read My Life on a Plate many, many times and If you enjoyed that, then I am sure you will love Comfort and Joy too.