SynopsisA combination of overwork and jet-lag propel Julia Fairfax into becoming engaged to a golf-playing wine buff called Oscar. When she realises that she has fonder feelings for his Labrador than for Oscar himself, she confronts that fact that she needs to do something drastic. Ditching her fiancé and jacking in her job, she revolutionises her life. Her new career as hotel-boat cook is certainly a departure from the old Julia. But even afloat Julia’s past catches up with her. She must contend with the persistent Oscar, maternal matchmaking and the arrival of her childhood enemy, the enigmatic Fergus Grindly.
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The Last Kings of Sark - Rosa Rankin-Gee
The Last Kings of Sark is the stunning debut novel from promising young writer Rosa Rankin-Gee who was the 2011 Paris Literary prize-winner.
Jude is 21 when she flies to the island of Sark to tutor rich local boy Pip for the summer. Pip is awkward and his mother is unsettling, but at least there's Sofi, the family's holiday cook. When Pip's father goes away on holiday, science lessons are discarded and summer really begins. Soon something surprising brings the three together, but those strange, golden weeks cannot last forever.