It’s the start of one of the hottest summers on record with soaring temperatures and weeks without rain; the summer of Abba, T-Rex, David Bowie and Demis Roussos; of Martinis, cheesecake and chicken chasseur; of the Montreal Olympics and the Notting Hill riots – the summer Big Ben stopped dead …
17-year-old Luke is all set to enjoy his last months at home on the Isle of Wight before leaving for college. But when the close-knit community is gripped by scandal, everything he thought he knew about friendship and family is turned on its head.
‘A fabulous coming-of-age novel’ – Glamour
‘Isabel Ashdown is adept at portraying the bickering normalcy of ordinary family life … [she] effortlessly transports you back to the seventies – a world of Abba, flares, punk and David Bowie’
– The Press Association
‘Evocative of that hot, dry summer … book groups will have a lot to discuss’ – NewBooks Magazine
‘Ashdown handles big themes and period details with heart’ – The Simple Things magazine