Again written in the author’s ‘keeping it real’ style, India’s characters are this time based in the obviously familiar North London but still well to do and hilariously eccentric. The book centres around Stella, twice married (well sort of) single mother, who kept the house after her ‘divorce’ from father of her child, Honey, a generous and wealthy art dealer, Dominic. She has a housemate, the ridiculously promiscuous Geordie (I know, unlikely!) Frank, a successful (are there any other type in books?) artist looked after by Dominic. Stella, Honey and Dominic live happily together but she is severely lacking in friends, a social life and indeed a sex life.
French-born Stella’s escapades back into dating are worth the read but in addition we have the still friendly ex-husbands, pretentious mother and baby groups, the baby that is learning to speak but with a west country accent and ginger haired (yes, that is relevant) housemate Frank teaching Stella the art of pulling.
Not the cast of characters that are in Comfort and Joy but a hugely entertaining read.
Inspiration factor 9/10
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