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Liverpool, 1985: Kathleen, Adam and Jocelyn are three teenage friends who bond over an unconventional nativity play. They all have ambitions; they all have dreams. Adam wants to be a writer, Jocelyn wants to sing and Kathleen - well, she wants to be an embalmer.

London, 2015: Kathleen is a borderline alcoholic, Adam is holding on to a shocking secret and Jocelyn is dead. How did having the world at their feet turn into having the weight of it on their shoulders?

©2016 Jonathan Harvey (P)2017 W. F. Howes Ltd

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"I knew Jonathan Harvey could make me laugh. I didn't expect him to make me cry too." (Jojo Moyes)
"Harvey is a constant pleasure: a serious comic writer whose books shine a light on our common humanity." (Alex Marwood)

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  • 01-19-18

Great Escape

It took me a while to get into this book and I found I had to listen to the beginning several times, but it was worth it. Was it "Great literature " ...no, was it great escapism...definitely!