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Summer of ’76

Summer of ’76

Author(s): Isabel Ashdown

Location(s): Isle of Wight

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): 1970s



It’s the start of one of the hottest summers on record with weeks without rain: the summer of Abba, T-Rex and David Bowie: of the Notting Hill riots and when Big Ben stopped dead. Luke Wolff is about to turn 18 and is set to enjoy his last summer at home on the Isle of Wight before leaving for college. His job at a holiday camp promises new friendships and romance. But with the heat and open windows, secrets become harder to hide and his parents’ seemingly ordered lives become unstuck and the community is gripped by scandal.

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Starting in the early 70s this goes on to the hot summer of 76 – Bowie, scandal, trouble – seems really accurate in detail – Nat J –

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