60. Love and Fallout: Kathryn Simmonds


A Four Star Review of Kathryn Simmonds’ Love and Fallout

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Love and Fallout Kathryn Simmonds

I received this book from the publishers, Seren, after being contacted by the author Kathryn Simmonds herself, who having seen the sort of themes in books I like (politics, feminism, history) on this blog thought I might find Love and Fallout interesting.

The novel begins with middle-aged Tessa being, much to her horror, surprised by her best friend and husband with an appearance on a makeover TV show. Tessa runs an environmental charity and spends most of her time campaigning leaving Pete, her teacher husband, feeling neglected. Tessa’s activist life started when she joined the women’s camp at Greenham Common in the 1980s and the TV producers’ interest in this brings this period of her life back to her in vivid detail. Tessa, then a naive young woman, joins the protest on a whim- smarting from a break up and bored with her secretarial job, but her time there and the…

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