If like me you are missing your summer holiday and craving a change of scene you can always rely on Isabelle Broom to take you on a voyage of discovery and a little literary sightseeing. Her books are always the most perfect descriptions of the cities and destinations and Hello, Again is no exception.
Phillipa Taylor – Pepper to her friends – has always lived in her small coastal town in Suffolk. As a child she had dreams to travel around the world but a series of events have conspired to leave her back where she always has been. When her elderly friend Josephine begs her to join her on a trip across Europe to relive the heady days of her youth it seems like a dream come true. While searching for Josephine’s lost love in Lisbon they literally bump into Finn and it seems like he and Pepper may be destined to be together.
This is a sweet story with just the right amount of pathos and interest, liberally combined with a vivid travel guide to some of the most beautiful European cities. Travel restrictions aside it makes you want to jump on a plane and discover the sangria and paella for yourself. The sights and sounds of travel come alive in this book as the story of Finn and Pepper unfolds.
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UK Publication Date: July 9 2020. 320 pages
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