A tale of love in all its guises, Beth Miller’s The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright explores friendship, family and the joy of life.

When protagonist Kay decides to up and leave her husband of 29 years, it’s a shock to her family and friends, even more so when she takes off to fields afar with just a rucksack. The catalyst: the letters that she’s been exchanging each month with her friend Bear (Ursula) for the last three decades have suddenly dried up and so Kay’s on a mission to find out why.

Miller tells the women’s stories from the dual perspective of Kay and her daughter, Stella. Both women are at crossroads in their lives, both wondering what life holds for them and backed by Bear’s letters, we get a lovely, entertaining and at times very funny insight into their worlds.

Engaging and highly readable, The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright is the perfect holiday read, especially if you happen to find yourself in Venice… Recommended.


The Missing Letters of Mrs Bright | Beth Miller | bookouture | paperback |

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Also of interest: ‘Debbie Rix’s The Secret Letter’; ‘By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept’; ‘Permission by Saskia Vogel‘; ‘The Revolution Will Not Be Televised‘;‘We should all be feminists‘; The not-so-invisible woman: 150 greats in their own words’; ‘How Penguin learned to fly – Allen Lane and the Original “Penguin Ten”‘; Dorothy L. Sayer’s Busman’s Holiday – Romek Marber for Penguin Crime (book covers we love).

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