They decide to take their son, George to Ibiza for a family holiday but with teenager (and fellow Square resident,) Belle in tow. It’s great.) The Brazilian is very funny, quirky and excellent for a holiday read (or if you’re looking for something to match this beautiful weather.) I loved it. She writes features and columns in newspapers, and does a bit of TV and radio. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same.
Patrick just wants a quiet, relaxing holiday for him and for Jane. He’s centre of the drama without being overly affected by it. Rosie has written a couple of non fiction books and a couple of novels, and she also likes running marathons. There is also a monthly book club, a writing room which features writing prompts, book reviews, competitions, author interviews and guest posts.
As the film had just been released, I’d been hearing a lot about the series (or the books that had been released up to that point,) and I was intrigued so I picked up the first book in the series.
Let’s just say, within three days, I had to buy the rest.
You gain more information about what happened the night his parents died and I just remember not being able to wait to be able to sit and get engrossed in this book.
This book is so atmospheric, heartbreaking and bittersweet all at the same time (the film captures this book really well.) It covers friendship, betrayal and love – a wide range of emotions and I admit that I did cry a little. I wanted a place to post my writing as well as give other writers like me the opportunity to do the same.
At the same time and unbeknown to Jane, Phillip, the Square’s artist has decided to go on a reality TV show called Ibiza or Bust leaving his wife Gilda at home. Not to mention the fact that TV personality Alan is there too. This book had me laughing out loud on many occasions from the beginning to the end. There are some other hilarious characters throughout the book too and it’s shocking what people will do to win a TV show. I grew up by the sea (my favourite place in the world) and I currently live in Hampshire.
I liked The Square and it was nice to be back with these characters; dropping in on them and getting an update on their lives. I am married to Chris, have a cat named Buddy and I would love to be a writer.
1977The Horror of Fang Rock, only episode of Dr Who to be filmed here at The Mill.
My verdict: The Brazilian is the follow-up to Rosie’s previous novel, The Square.
Jane and Patrick want to escape scandal which has made them a subject of gossip in the Square – an exclusive little bunch of houses. The characters continue to be well-developed and compelling. I am hoping that Rosie revisits these characters again at some point and maybe even some of the other residents in the Square. Although reading The Square would give you an insight into what Jane and Patrick are avoiding, there is enough information given in this novel for you to be able to read it without reading the previous book (although I recommend it. About Rosie: Rosie is a journalist and author and she is the Chair of Hull UK City of Culture 2017.
There is a proper cliffhanger which pulled me toward the next book.
Everything starts to get a little bit more complicated for Harry.