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An enjoyable story
on 15 August 2012
This is the story of a number of relationships, some more successful than others. A bottle of wine left over from a celebratory meal is passed on from one couple or group to the next as they visit one another. It goes to intimate dinners, parties and even a tombola. The story is set in the 1980s so there are discussions and arguments about the role of men and women both in society and in partnerships which would probably not occur today. It's a short novel and an easy read and I enjoyed the way the bottle linked the various lives. I wonder what would have happened to the story if it had come to me (I'd have opened it!) It was nice that the wine eventually returned to sender and completed the story.
The writing, as with the other work I have read by this author, is simple, classy and stylish. Jacquelynn Luben has a very readable style and this book certainly gave me an enjoyable evening.