Charlotte Appleyard

French Kissing

Azur Like It


Headline 473pp £12.99 order from our bookshop

KATE CLEG’S LIFE lacks glamour. A local reporter, she lives (overweight and boyfriend-less) with her parents and gran up north in Slackmucklethwaite, a town whose only attraction is a pub, The Punch Bowl – affectionately known as ‘The Punch Up’. Attempts to introduce a touch of class into her family life are lost on her salt-ofthe- earth parents. ‘Custard with fagash in it’ is the verdict of her father on the ‘crhme anglaise containing real vanilla’ she brings home. Kate’s only escape is via the romantic/erotic novel Northern Gigolo she is writing late at night under her duvet.

Sign Up to our newsletter

Receive free articles, highlights from the archive, news, details of prizes, and much more.

Follow Literary Review on Twitter