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The Holiday

Erica James

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A long summer holiday on the beautiful island of Corfu is just what Izzy Jordan needs, but is she prepared for the romance and drama? From the SUNDAY TIMES bestselling author of SUMMER AT THE LAKE

Torn between struggling to live up to the expectations of being a Modern Woman and ridding herself of the effect of a repressed upbringing, Izzy Jordan would be the first to admit that it's time to take stock of her life. She's thirty-one, with a teaching career on the skids - not surprising, really, given that she harbours a strong desire to lock her pupils in the art room cupboard and throw away the key. She also has a manipulative mother and an ex-boyfriend whose parting shot was to tell her she was boring in bed!

So when she's invited to spend the summer on Corfu and is offered the chance of a no-strings holiday romance with the irresistible Theo, what should she do? Go for it, or listen to the voice of Modern Woman and tell him to sling his hook? Just as she thinks she's made up her mind, along comes Mark, whose turbulent past sets in motion a series of dramatic events...

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Praise for The Holiday

  • A very moving novel about life, families and love - SUNDAY EXPRESS on Love and Devotion

  • A fast-paced, entertaining read - SHINE on The Holiday

  • A genuinely heartwarming yet unsentimental tale - a perfect recipe for restoring, if only briefly, our damaged trust in humanity - SUNDAY EXPRESS on Precious Time

  • An excellent, compulsive read - WOMAN'S REALM on Act of Faith

  • A great big romantic, emotional and involving read - WOMAN & HOME on The Real Katie Lavender

  • A heart-warming, romantic story full of engaging characters, an emotional rollercoaster - DAILY EXPRESS on The Hidden Cottage

  • The magic of Lake Como is firmly at the centre of this heart-warming story - WOMAN & HOME on Summer at the Lake

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Erica James

With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.

The author of many bestselling novels, including Gardens of Delight, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, Coming Home to Island House and Song of the Skylark, Erica divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.

Visit her website www.ericajames.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @TheEricaJames

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