I saw this on Small Town Rambler who originally got it from So Many Books so Little Time
“I like to share a glass with my Mother” You may never have experienced, or you will have forgotten, a good burgundy (her favourite) or a good Sancerre (also her favourite) decanted through a healthy placenta” p6
Placenta is not a typo! It is from Nutshell by Ian MacEwan which starts with narrative from a baby in it’s Mother’s womb hence placenta. I have only read it before bed twice. It has quite big words so not ideal bed time reading. The concept of baby in womb is interesting. Last autumn I saw a tv adaption of Child of Our Time by Ian MacEwan and the ending was quite weird, so I’m expecting weirdness from this book.
I’m reading this for book club at the beginning of February. I thought we were doing it for March so when I realised I had to interrupt the book I was reading…
” Charles shouted, ‘ If I had been allowed to marry Camilla when we were young and first in love, there would’ve no question about her status in this family'”
Not sure if there are many couples called Charles and Camilla but to clarify this is Prince Charles the Queen’s eldest son and his wife Camilla. The book is Queen Camilla By Sue Townsend. It is an imagined scenario of the UK becoming a republic and the dethroned royal family forced to live in a exclusion zone which is a big brother setting with close surveillance including tags on ankles. It was published 10years ago and already feels dated. Not sure if this is because Prince William is single or because of Townsend writing style.