Yesterday I discovered one of the most under-rated blessings of life – forgetting your keys when it’s cold and raining. Because then, my dear friends, you are forced to continue reading the book in your handbag you’d given up for being boring, to distract you from the fact that you are a) cold and b) wet while sat on the doorstep. After 1 hour and 50 minutes of being sat the afore-mentioned cold stone step, you’re almost (almost, I said) glad that you did so as the afore-mentioned book actually turns out to be very, very good.
Amazon – ‘Michael Young is convinced his brilliant history thesis will win him a doctorate, a pleasant academic post, a venerable academic publisher and his beloved girlfriend Jane. A historian should know better than to imagine that he can predict the future.
But still, it’s a very clever book regardless and I’m definitely glad I persevered with it. The ending especially sealed the deal for me – I do like a nicely rounded-off ending and this one even gave me the Happy Book Fuzz.