Libby Purves work was new book. I haven't listened to or read any books by her before so didn't know what to expect, but if I came across another book by her I would be happy to read it - or listen to it.
Casting Off tells the story of Joanna and her family. Joanna runs The Bun in the Oven with a friend, but one day after it all becomes too much she runs away to sea. The story tells what happens after Joanna has left, how her family cope and what will happen next.
There is a lot of sailing terminology in the story and I got the feeling that this was a euphemism for other things which I have to say that I didn't totally understand because I don't know anything about sailing! Of course I got the casting off bit! That I do know.
Some of the plot was rather unrealistic and fanciful, but helped to take the story along. As Joanna travels along in the boat so does the story, and the story of her life.
As I said, it was a good listen and certainly good sewing company!
I don't know if Casting Off is a good introduction to Libby Purves work or not, but it was a good one for me!
Happy reading and listening!
This is one of the posts that I wrote in August to be published in September but publishing it got delayed by my need to take a blog break.