When Venetia Summers’s husband runs off with his masseuse, the bohemian idyll loses some of its roseate hue. From her tumble-down cottage in Norfolk she struggles to keep up with the chaos caused by her two boys, her splendid baby daughter and the hordes of animals, relatives and would-be artists that populate her home. Juggling errant cockerels, jam-making frenzies and Warhammers, Venetia runs into unexpected romance, Bloody Marys and a fashion career. Hens Dancing is a rural Bridget Jones’s Diary, revealing much of the mental chaos and practical comedy of a year in Venetia’s household.
“Glittering prose … Venetia is a disarmingly wry and engaging narrator with a keen eye for nature and the follies of urban chic”Financial Times
“A fine spike sense of humour”Daily Telegraph