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on 29 June 2014
I downloaded 2 of Raffaella Barker's novels following a recommendation from a respected friend.
Having read this one, I do not like Raffaella Barker's style very much. To be honest, I considered the book contained an abundance of very silly, affected, middle class twaddle, with dialogue rather along the lines of, "Look Mummy, the cat's been sick in the Beouf Bourgignon again". Unlike Jilly Cooper's similar genre novels, I found only 1 passage mildly funny in 'Summertime', there was no 'Laugh out Loud' factor.
For me, a book has to leave me feeling better off, either through educating me or through lifting my spirits. This book did neither. I will, however, read the novelist's 'Hens Dancing' book (that was the one recommended to me) hoping that I will like it better.