20 September, 2016
The Vintage Springtime Club by Beatrice Meier
Philip returns to Germany having spent 30+ years working at a medical outpost in Mali. On a whim he invites an old friend to join him in a flat-share, an arrangement that he then has to scurry around to arrange. The five of them, plus dashhound, settle down in this large upstairs flat. If you think that the idea of people in their sixties and seventies flatting together a bit ridiculous, so do they. Not the flatting so much, as the being so old!. There are personality clashes and irritations but also a warmth; maybe geriatric flatting might be worth a try!
Title: The vintage springtime club
Author: Beatrice Meir
Reviewed by Christine O.
Christine has worked in North Shore libraries for over 20 years. She likes her fiction to be believable and her non-fiction to be accessible.