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Anne Brooke: fiction writer

Contemporary gay romance and fantasy writer. Also loves flowers and bakes the occasional cake. Sometimes they're edible ...

Delicious comedy of manners

At Sea - Laurie Graham

This is simply a scintillatingly good book. The prose is fresh, ironic and delightful, and the main character Lady Enid is a delight. I loved the story of how she discovers who her husband Bernard really is and where he came from, and the other people Enid gets to know on the cruise are also very well depicted.


There are some great comic moments on the way, as well as some glorious discoveries, and the way Enid orchestrates her secret revenge on the tricksy Bernard is very satisfying indeed. I loved it.