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This review is from: Comfort and Joy (Paperback)
As the other reviewers I have been a great fan of India Knight's previous novels and columns. I really enjoyed 'Life on a Plate' and was so excited to see this follow on a decade on. Oh the disappointment! Having read 'Life..' I knew it was be upper middle class and london-centic. Previously, this had been nicely handled and made for a nice bit of escapism. There is little comfort or joy in her new offering. I thought it was only me! It is spiteful, snobbish and breathtakingly vile. I battled thought as I thought Clara, the protagist, may be on course to a nervous breakdown which, in part, could forgive the rabid, hateful 'soundbites'. I am so sad, as I really wanted to enjoy it. So much did I hate this book, I have put it straight into the recycling as I actually don't want to subject anyone else to reading it.