Blackbirdebooks offered me to read Susie Kelly's latest book I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry... and once again she blew me away. The writing is fabulous as always, but the genre is very different than her previous books.
Her travelogues and her tales of running a two holiday cottages are vastly different from this, her memoirs. While there's still a glimmer of her usual humour, her story is in fact quite bleak, and she had me moved to tears. Without spoiling much I can say that I have a very warm relationship with my parents and after finishing her book I wanted to hug them both very closely - and then I wanted to hug Kelly for having to go through all that.
Kelly is born in the UK but also lives for a long time in Kenya - a country which I've visited and loved and it was splendid reading about it. Everything she writes is so informative, you can't help but learn something about the given place she's writing about whether you've been there yourself or not.
Once again she's written a book I can only recommend. It's an easy read you can't help but fly through as it's hard to put it down once you've started.
|I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry...
298 pages / published in 2013
|Review by Iben Jakobsen, BoB, 2013|