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The Holiday Friend: The Modern Classic | Pamela Hansford-Johnson
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'A powerful tragedy' Independent Delve into the world of Pamela Hansford Johnson in this tale of sinister obsession and friendship most deadly. . . Art historian Gavin and his wife Hannah, along with their young son Giles, arrive in a quiet seaside town in Belgium to enjoy a peaceful summer holiday. Little do they realise someone has followed them to Belgium: Melissa Hirst, a student of Gavin who has fallen in love with him, living in a romantic fantasy. The couple become distracted as Melissa obsessively follows the family, deliberately bumping into them repeatedly, and the circus arrives in town: so they miss their small son secretly pursuing his own sinister friendship... The holiday that began so peacefully explodes in a shocking, deadly climax. 'Teases your curiosity and plays on your sympathy' Kirkus
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The Holiday Friend: The Modern Classic | Pamela Hansford-Johnson
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I received a surprise delivery from Book Depository today! Who‘s my secret sender? 😍

Gavin and Hannah are a happy couple on holiday in Belgium with their young son. Melissa is a student of Gavin‘s and follows them there, stalking the young family‘s every move. This 1972 novel of “sinister obsession” sounds fantastic!

Aimeesue Ah, remember the days of yore, when you could just stroll around all day and lean against lampposts? Ah, youth! Wait, stalking?? Eek. (edited) 2mo
jlhammar Well that sounds great! What a nice surprise. 2mo
Andrea313 The book looks great but I am *swooning* over your shelves! 😍 2mo
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LeahBergen @Aimeesue 😆😆 2mo
LeahBergen @jlhammar it is! 🥰 2mo
LeahBergen @Andrea313 Aww, thanks! 😆 2mo
Cathythoughts I‘m ready for my next book , I‘ll give this one a go. ♥️ 2mo
batsy How lovely! 😍 And how have I not heard of it before? *immediate add to wishlist* 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm It‘s from me, Leah! Supposed to arrive earlier in the month for New Year 😂. Enjoy!😘 2mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts This is a new author for me. I‘m excited! 2mo
LeahBergen @batsy 😆 Here‘s hoping it‘s good! 2mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm Thanks so much, Jessie! I haven‘t read this author before but have always wanted to. You‘re so thoughtful. 😘😘😘 2mo
erzascarletbookgasm You‘re most welcome❤️. Thank you for your bookish friendship, and introducing many new-to-me authors! Although, my bank account is not too pleased.🤭🤗❤️ 2mo
rubyslippersreads @batsy I just added it to my wishlist, for the cover, if nothing else. 😄 2mo
LeahBergen @erzascarletbookgasm 😆😆 And thanks for your bookish friendship, too. 😘😘 2mo
LeahBergen @rubyslippersreads It‘s a great cover, isn‘t it? 2mo
tpixie What a nice surprise!! Great premise! The old cover! 2mo
sisilia This is one the books that I bought because of its cover 😅 2mo
LeahBergen @tpixie @sisilia They really did a good job with the art for these republished novels! 2mo
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The Holiday Friend: The Modern Classic | Pamela Hansford-Johnson
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Feel free to use this hashtag if the holiday is hitting you hard or your struggling , litsy friends will be checking in and keeping company.

Avanders 🤗💙 Love this 3mo
BethM This is so great. 3mo
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The Holiday Friend: The Modern Classic | Pamela Hansford-Johnson
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Use the tag #HolidayFriends on Christmas if you want to reach out, need a friend, would like some company, etc. Several people here will be checking the tag during Christmas, so you won‘t have to be alone. Come here, use the tag. Someone will be here. Hugs and love and light to you all during this often really challenging time of year. 🕯✨

Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thanks for sharing ❤️ Merry Christmas 🎄 3mo
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Reminder to use this Christmas Day to reach out! I‘ll be posting all day as well as others, including our lockdown leader @Andrew65 and @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks of #litsylove and many others -just use the hashtag and we‘ll all find one another! Please reach out. Holidays can be really brutal, and lonely. Let‘s be together! ♥️

slategreyskies I get this. I could‘ve sworn there was another tag last year, but I‘d forgotten about it. Thanks for the reminder! ❤️ 3mo
TheBookHippie @slategreyskies we made a new hashtag this year! We try to do one every year ♥️ this one is happier sounding! ♥️ 3mo
slategreyskies Definitely happier sounding! I like it! ❤️ 3mo
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Trashcanman ❤️ 3mo
KristiAhlers Awe I love this! 💜 3mo
julesG ❤️ Wonderful idea! Just another reminder why this community is the best. 3mo
Chrissyreadit @LitsyEvents can you post a reminder? 3mo
Andrew65 Why be alone when we can be together ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
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Remember to use the tag #holidayfriends for company and fun this weekend! @TheBookHippie @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks and @Andrew65 have set up a wonderful space that is welcome to all who want or need it!

I will be around as well and plan to check in often!

TheBookHippie ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️ 3mo
Andrew65 Thanks, and thanks for sharing ❤️❤️❤️❤️ 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Thank you for sharing!! Merry Christmas 🎄 3mo
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