A light novel with a dark heart. Set in contemporary London and York, READING IN BED is about finding the right man (and the wrong one); about facing illness and bereavement; about an unexpected turn of events in a long, enduring marriage. It brings together youth and age, with one left-field, difficult old woman who creates a certain amount of havoc.
Georgia's husband Henry has been dead for a year. Their daughter Chloe, a dyslexic stylist, was largely a happy singleton until devastated by her father's death. Georgia feels her whole life unravel, as those dearest to her are plunged into distress and even her oldest friends cannot be relied upon to behave sensibly.
The title comes to represent all that each character longs for: stability, loving companionship.