Life is full of terrible things. Ghosts of dead relatives, heartbreak . . . burnt toast.
In 1987, Sue Bowl’s world changes for ever. Her mother dies, leaving her feeling like she’s lost a vital part of herself. And then her father shacks up with an awful man-eater called Ivana.But Sue’s mother always told her to make the most of what she’s got – and what she’s got is a love of writing and some eccentric relatives. So Sue moves to her Aunt Coral’s crumbling ancestral home, where she fully intends to write a book and fall in love . . . and perhaps drink Campari for breakfast
Campari for Breakfast is a heart-warming, eccentric novel that joins the ranks of great British coming-of-age novels such as Dodie Smith’s I Capture the Castle and Nancy Mitford’s The Pursuit of Love.
Sara Crowe was born in a tiny cottage in Cornwall and raised in the wilds of Devon, Lincolnshire, Yorkshire and several other English counties. She has worked as a part-time shepherd, a model (the clothed variety) and a film extra. She has a PhD from Bristol University and has taught courses on early cinema and the history of photography. In 2013, she went on a year-long journey around Britain in a motorhome, photographing and writing about nature, local folklore and the landscape as she goes. Her first novel was Bone Jack.