Classic FM's Summer Book Club

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Whether you're an avid reader or just love to read on your summer holidays, Classic FM's Summer Book Club with Amazon Kindle has something for everyone.

As the getaway season begins, we'll be bringing the sunshine to you, with the stories and music behind our presenters' favourite holiday destinations and of course, the perfect books to take away with you!

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Charlotte Green's Summer Read: "Skios" by Michael Frayn

Charlotte Green

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I love this book! I'm a big fan of Michael Frayn anyway, in fact I came to his novels through his stage plays, particularly the wonderful farce ‘Noises Off', which was screamingly funny. It's a perfect summer read as well, given its setting of the Mediterranean, on a fictional Greek island called Skios. It's a farce, very cleverly constructed, with a highly convoluted plot of mayhem and mischief. The characters are very amusing, with some genuinely hilarious laugh out loud moments. At times you do have to suspend your disbelief because it all revolves around mistaken identity, and mistaken luggage. If you give yourself up whole-heartedly to the idea that it's a farce, and you immerse yourself in it, it works very well indeed. I've got a soft spot for the character Dr Norman Wilfred, who is a sort of hapless victim of the mistaken identity.

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