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Summary

Ever wanted to get away from it all?

Wanda lives in the middle of nowhere. On a farm on the edge of a hill that's not quite high enough to be a proper mountain, in a little village that's seen better days. She's always dreamed of escaping, of travelling the world, but life has got in the way.

When her mother ends up in hospital and her sister is preoccupied and pregnant with twins, Wanda has to take responsibility for the farm and the campsite on its green fields.

Together with the community - and some old faces who she'd thought were long gone - Wanda sets about sprucing up the campsite, replacing tired old tents with yurts, replanting the allotment and providing lovely homemade goodies for the campers.

But can she turn the place around and entice the world to camp under a starry sky?

©2019 Laura Kemp (P)2019 Orion Publishing Group

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A change of genre for me, and the perfect listen on a damp day in November during Lockdown 2! The story centres around Wanda, who delays her plans to travel the world to help run the family campsite when her mum is taken into hospital and her sister is expecting twins. The campsite which is in a small village near an almost mountain (just a few feet short) and is quite run down. Each chapter of the book begins with an entry from the Guest Book, and some of them are hilarious!

There are so many wonderful characters in this book, all beautifully described and by the end I felt I knew them all. The descriptions of the village and the mountain and the dark starry skies were wonderful. As expected this is a heartwarming book which is sometimes funny, sometimes sad, but with some darker themes too. It was a joy to listen to
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The narrator, Claire Morgan, has a gorgeous Welsh accent which is perfect for the book. I could have listened to her all day.

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