By Lesley Fernández-Armesto
Category Literary and Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Fiction,
About Away Weekend
Geraldine and her apricot poodle are usually reluctant to
leave her pretty little mews house in St John’s Wood. But what with her sister moving in with two pugs, and her daughter unexpectedly appearing on her doorstep –
both the victims of dumping by their partners – Geraldine and her bijou home can barely take the strain. So it’s hard to resist the invitation from the handsome, enigmatic Ellis to accompany him for the weekend to his old university - All Saints, Indiana. Especially when the trip includes travel on his friend’s private plane. Of course, she knows nothing about American football, or anything about his friends. She doesn’t even know that much about him. But who cares? With her bag perfectly packed, she’s jet-set ready for a wonderful few days. What can possibly go wrong? Hilariously satirical about English and American manners, Lesley Fernández- Armesto is Nancy Mitford in the time slot of Ocado. She’s Absolutely Fabulous meets Alexander McCall Smith. With a dash of dark comedy, Away Weekend is endearing, amusing and gripping: the ideal read for a weekend away. It will leave the reader longing for more from this refreshing new voice in fiction.
About Lesley Fernández-Armesto
Lesley Fernández-Armesto read War Studies at King’s College, London. She has written for The Times, ghost written an African president’s autobiography, and adapted Shakespeare’s As You Like It for an opera. She loves ballet and dachshunds . Away Weekend is her first novel.
Published: 01 April 2024 Pages: 288 ISBN: 978-1-7398645-6-9 Size: 5’’ x 8’’ / 12.7cm x20cm Price: £10.00 Format: Paperback
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