Ever since reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, I seem to have read and enjoyed a lot about American politics. Most recently, of course, Fire & Fury (didn’t enjoy that much but I’m glad I read it – you know what I mean?). So when I saw this book being published, and with that gorgeous cover, I knew I had to grab myself a copy.
This book is having a bit of a ‘moment’, isn’t it? A Zoe Ball book club pick, week after week in the bestselling charts in paperback and it has just been announced that it’s being made into an eight-part comedy drama on BBC 2. But I’ve never read it… until now.
Like everyone, I’ve been engrossed in the whole Jeremy Thorpe scandal thanks to the BBC One drama, A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott. I’ve loved this series, it’s all that I’ve been thinking about. Hugh Grant is just brilliant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw is just beautiful as Norman Scott. No beat goes unnoticed. But, when I first saw this TV drama was coming, I saw that it was actually based on a book by the same name. So, after the first episode, I ordered myself a copy. And, it’s safe to say, the book is just as, or if not more, gripping than the TV show…
I’ve been waiting for this book for months and months. I pre-ordered the book straight away as the premise really interested me and I was over the moon when it arrived in the letterbox a day early. This really is a book for right now.
This is a book that was released back in February but is still high in the book charts week after week. I’ve been a fan of Dolly Alderton’s writing for quite a while and a big fan of her podcast and an even bigger fan of her Instagram. So, when I saw that she was releasing a book, I pre-ordered a copy straight away. I read this book very quickly and it’s safe to say, I loved it. A lot.