An absorbing tale of family that has a fairytale-like quality about it, Bella Pollen’s The Summer of the Bear is a beautifully gentle read that possesses some thrilling plot twists. The story of a family coping with loss and fear, the Fleming’s must come to terms with the fact that father Nicky, a British diplomat, may have taken his own life having been found to have undertaken some suspicious activities. Pollen’s evocative writing illuminates each member of the fascinating family, particularly autistic Jamie who believes his father has returned in the form of an escaped bear that is running loose on the island.
Please be advised this collection contains adult themes.
Tom Cutler offers perfect reading for just before bedtime with this book full of funny and fascinating facts, stories, ideas and instructions. Aiming to make bright boys smarter men, the book is constantly surprising and endlessly fascinating. Snippets for every mood, A Gentleman's Bedside Book has entries on dad rock, filthy foreign food, urban legends and really bad chat-up lines.