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“So here I am, upside down in a woman.”

My choice for this week is from Nutshell by Ian McEwan the second book I read and thoroughly enjoyed from my 20 Books of Summer list. Definitely recommend it if you enjoy a quirky, beautifully written story.



Trudy has betrayed her husband, John. She’s still in the marital home – a dilapidated, priceless London townhouse – but not with John. Instead, she’s with his brother, the profoundly banal Claude, and the two of them have a plan. But there is a witness to their plot: the inquisitive, nine-month-old resident of Trudy’s womb.

Told from a perspective unlike any other, Nutshell is a classic tale of murder and deceit from one of the world’s master storytellers.


What about you, would this first line draw you in?