The second life of Sally Mottram – David Nobbs


 In short, this felt a bit like a Miss Marple but without the murder mystery. A modern day  St Mary Mead with a bit more backbone. Lovely read that was funny without trying too hard or taking itself too seriously. Great to see a book mention suicidal thoughts and attempts without being morose and showing that deciding to live is not a ‘failed attempt’ but a positive and powerfully good decision (however tough). Not up there with ‘Obstacles to young love’ but still good.

From: the library

Read: Feb 2016 instead of a long list of chores

Felt: Mildly charmed and amused. Slightly peeved with the ending.

Would recommend: for a gentle lighthearted distraction

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