I am fortunate really as some can't afford a holiday, although I know there are some who have more than one a year (rich! or not restricting job) I am fortunate to be able to go even if it is only once a year. I remember one year we didn't go away and then we went away in the September the following year. I hated it, being used to always having at least one holiday a year since I was a child-my parents using all their spare money to afford holidays- it's hard going when you don't have one.
So that year I hunted for some books to make me feel like I was on holiday. And for all those who can't afford a holiday books are the perfect escape.
I read this book that year and loved it. It's a memoir of a man who left the UK to start a new life in Andalucia, I still haven't read the other books in the series and I must because I enjoyed this one. I remember that I felt like I was there reading this book and loved the characters.
Here's some other books that might make you feel better or whisk you away:
Read a book set somewhere else:
Sorry I love this series and the books. There are many books set in Cornwall, Daphne De Maurier, you may know?, wrote gothic novels set in Cornwall. I loved Rebecca of course but Jamaica Inn was a good read, you have to ignorethat it's not historical fact about the wreckers though (Winston Graham mentions this in his Poldarks' Cornwall book). I also loved reading Little Beach Street Bakery by Jenny Colgan (my review is here: https://jensbookworm.blogspot.co.uk/search?q=little+beach+street+bakery) which was about a woman who moves to an island in Cornwall, one of those books about people who up sticks and leave it all behind. There's probably a lot of other books set in different places but I've got Cornwall on the brain, sorry.
So there you go. There's definitely more that's all I could think of on this spur of the moment post. I will get my review finished asap of this book:
I just need to stop brooding and get on with it. (Brooding, hmmm, hope that's the right word there, post-holiday blues). Maybe I might read a book to get over the blues? There is actually a book out there that prescribes books to various ailments, I haven't bought it yet, (I sent an email to have a personal remedy but they never got back to me so I didn't bother 😟 ) but I like the idea. Books can uplift you, make you think, make you feel and make you happy.
And they are the perfect escape from the humdrum of our lives and the problems of society.