Summer of ’76

SUMMER OF '76 by Isabel Ashdown, COVER, April 2013
Myriad Editions, 2013

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

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