The English author Sue Townsend is sadly no longer with us – having died in 2014. The Woman Who Went To bed for A Year was written in 2012. I first enjoyed her work with her Adrian Mole books.
This book is different but displays the same knack for humour – albeit a bit dark at times. The Independent said this book is 'full of colour and complexity, is a bit bonkers, and glows with life' I think this captures the flavour of the book very well.
The premise of a woman who just snaps one day and decides to stay in bed is quirky – the other characters even more quirky.
Parts of the book are really hilarious – like the Christmas which is put on by her husband – never having done it before.
Some of the characters are not at all likeable and one, Poppy, is truly ghastly. If this was based on a real person I hope never to meet her.