Deck, TheFarrell, Fiona
What better way to wait out a burgeoning pandemic than to gather with friends and pass the time telling storie... Phillipa and Tom's holiday home is the perfect venue and they along with their friends eat, drink and ponder their lives while ignoring what the future might hold.
Employing wit and humour and channelling Giovanni Boccaccio's 14th century work The Decameron, this book with its stories within stories cleverly combines fiction and non-fiction and is as provocative as it is profound.
Comments from BDS Reviewers
"Beautiful writing - exquisite hard-hitting descriptions."
"Extremely inventive, but mirroring 'The Decameron' in a modern context."
"I think it would suit a book group wanting more from a book than an entertaining light read."
"A great read while by no means a comfortable one."
"I really enjoyed reading this book. It was easy to read yet packed full of information, beautiful descriptions and elegant phrases."
"I really felt invested in the lives of the characters."
"The summary of the Covid years is vivid in all our memories but here it is recorded in print reminding us of how awful it was."
"A book that needs time for reflection."
"Every character shines out, and the prosaic relation of day-to-day life striped back by the need to survive is all too real."