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What are your guilty holiday pleasures? Beth Good, Chrissie Manby, Andy Jones and Rosanna Ley spill all!

As the heat encroaches further and further, aren’t we all dreaming of a holiday? Not only can you escape with a brilliant read, but our lovely authors are here to tell you about all their guilty holiday pleasures!

Beth Good, author of The Oddest Little Beach Shop

Definitely sleeping in. I have five kids, the three youngest of whom are still at school, so any chance of a lie-in in haevenly. I’m not a big ice cream fan like the kids, but I do love to linger over a latte. I enjoy wandering about museums and old churches too, especially when it’s hot outside, and just soaking up that echoing atmosphere.

Chrissie Manby, author of Once in a Lifetime

I think you have to ditch the guilt on holiday. One of the things I look forward to most is drinking a negroni sbagliato (vermouth, Campari and prosecco) while people watching in an Italian square.

Andy Jones, author of Four

I have none. I mean, I sleep late, open the wine early, and eat enough ice-cream to send a child into a coma. But guilty? No, there’s no guilt.

Rosanna Ley, author of Her Mother’s Secret

All food and drink related in my case! An Italian croissant with crema in the mornings, an Italian gelato in the afternoon and an Aperol Spritz in early evening – I think I will have to go to Italy…


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