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Continental Drift

3.35  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  8 Reviews
Henry is a hip young DJ, Philip is an ex-MP ruined by scandal, Diana is his long-suffering wife, Lizzie is battling with illness and Marianne has replaced her husband with gin and chocolate, but when Polish backpacker Eva arrives, they realise a fresh pair of eyes can make a world of difference.
Unknown Binding, 288 pages
Published by Not Avail (first published April 1st 2004)
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Pam
Dec 28, 2007 Pam rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
12/27/07
TITLE/AUTHOR: CONTINENTAL DRIFT by Libby Purves
RATING: 4/B
GENRE/PUB DATE/# OF PGS: Fiction/2003, 278 pgs
SERIES/STAND ALONE: Stand-Alone
TIME/PLACE: Present, UK
CHARACTERS: Henry/Radio DJ; Philip/ex-MP; Diana/Philip's wife; Eva/Polish backpacker
FIRST LINES: Okayyyy! called the young man, throwing his head back & blinking a little in the bright spring sunshine.

COMMENTS: 12/10 rec via bookcrossing (bookray). Light and entertaining read. Eva is a young woman from Poland who was penpals
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Sue
Sep 01, 2010 Sue rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction, read-2004
A rather staid middle-aged MP is married to a lively woman who works for a radio station. Meanwhile, in Poland, a young girl begins a backpacking trip across Europe. The book takes a while to get going as each character is introduced, and it's not as thought-provoking or deep as many of Libby Purves' novels. But it's well-written and enjoyable, and very readable.
Penny Doran
Jun 29, 2010 Penny Doran rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, loaned to me by a friend.Libby urves is a regular columnist in the English newspapers so I was interested to see that she writes books as well. I will certainly look out for another one of hers
Jan Bailey
Feb 08, 2016 Jan Bailey rated it liked it
An enjoyable light read. Libby Puves often deals with issues which are a bit more thought provoking. This novel was a bit too neat in tying up all the ends, and consequently not very believable.
David Gill
Mar 21, 2016 David Gill rated it liked it
Easy reading romance/domestic drama.
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Emma
Aug 07, 2009 Emma rated it liked it
Shelves: uk
A bit uneven, but quite readable.
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Brave but slightly improbable plot for Purves
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Nice little book. No more, no less.
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