“An absolutely absorbing Japanese story, this, riven with tenderness, brutality, love and pain. A tour de force for writer Jackie Copleton, who taught English in Japan and actually lived in Nagasaki, where her novel is set.” – Richard
“The writing in this book is extraordinarily vivid. I particularly liked the vignettes Copleton paints of the moments just before the atomic bomb detonates; the last seconds of life for people who have no idea what is about to befall them.” – Judy
“One of the best book I’ve read in a long time… thank you!” – Veronica Knowles, Facebook
“Just finished reading A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, loved it. Love, regret, forgiveness it’s all in there @JackieCopleton” – Lisa Thompson, Twitter
“Possibly one of the best #books I have read in a long time! Can highly recommend! @JackieCopleton” – Girl Goes To, Twitter
“Reading this at the moment. It’s a fabulous story written well. Can’t put it down x” – Yolasa, Instagram
Congratulations to Jackie, and thank you to everyone who took part in the Richard and Judy Summer Book Club 2016. The Autumn Book Club will be launching shortly so get ready for the next batch of titles to come in 2016.