Campari for Breakfast

Campari for Breakfast

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'Reads like a cross between I Capture the Castle and Love, Nina, with a pinch of Adrian Mole' The Bookseller `We defy you not to love Sue' Good Housekeeping 'Campari for Breakfast is truly, charmingly splendid' Lucy Robinson Life is full of terrible things. Ghosts of dead relatives, heartbreak . . . burnt toast. In 1987, Sue Bowl's world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling like she's lost a vital part of herself. And then her father shacks up with an awful man-eater called Ivana. But Sue's mother always told her to make the most of what she's got - and what she's got is a love of writing and some eccentric relatives. So Sue moves to her Aunt Coral's crumbling ancestral home, where she fully intends to write a book and fall in love . . . and perhaps drink Campari for breakfast Campari for Breakfast is a heart-warming, eccentric novel that joins the ranks of great British coming-of-age novels such as Dodie Smith's I Capture the Castle and Nancy Mitford's The Pursuit of Love.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 127 x 198 x 19mm | 223g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552779644
  • 9780552779647
  • 909,084

Review quote

"I was really cross when I reached the final few words, because I didn't want it to end. It is brilliant. Heart-rending sorrow, unremitting hopefulness and joy, held together by the delicious comic malapropisms of a startlingly original teenage heroine. An utter delight" -- Tamsin Greig "We defy you not to love Sue, the quirky heroine of Sara Crowe's charming CAMPARI FOR BREAKFAST" * Good Housekeeping * "A sort of upmarket Adrian Mole . . . full of poignancy, humour and shafts of startling perception" * Daily Mail * "Campari for Breakfast is truly, charmingly, battily splendid... Utterly divine!" * Lucy Robinson, author of The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me * "This charming debut about family secrets reads like a cross between I Capture the Castle and Love, Nina" -- Cathy Rentzenbrink * Bookseller *show more

About Sara Crowe

Sara Crowe is best known as an actress. She has appeared on television, stage and film, including the iconic Four Weddings and a Funeral. She has won the Olivier Award for Best Supporting Actress, the Variety Club Best Actress Award and the London Critics Circle Theatre Award for Most Promising Newcomer. Sara's West End appearances include Private Lives, Calendar Girls and Hay Fever. She has also toured with Acorn Antiques: the Musical, and appeared in The City Madam for the Royal Shakespeare Company. Campari for Breakfast is Sara's first novel, inspired by a crumbling old house and a love of English eccentricity. She began writing as a child and has also written comedy sketches for television and stand-up. But in the tradition of late developers' she recently re-opened the notebooks of yesteryear and some of the characters climbed out.show more

Review Text

"This charming debut about family secrets reads like a cross between I Capture the Castle and Love, Nina"show more

Rating details

212 ratings
3.51 out of 5 stars
5 18% (39)
4 35% (75)
3 31% (65)
2 11% (23)
1 5% (10)
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