I'm back from summer break and I want to add to your summer to-read stack. Natalie Bakopoulos's gorgeous debut novel, The Green Shore, was published in June and if you haven't already, you should read it straightaway. Let me make it easy for you by giving you a copy of the book along with a travel-size 10 ml bottle of one of Natalie's preferred fragrant beauty products, Nuxe Huile Prodigieuse (Multi-Usage Dry Oil), in the shimmery golden version so you can gleam up your limbs and pretend you're frolicking on a Greek island.
Here's a pertinent passage from The Green Shore to leave you wanting more:
Eleni laughed and wanted to respond to his comment about his son, but the moment seemed lost. Instead, she asked Andreas if he thought history had a smell, and he’d responded as if he’d just been thinking of it. “The earthy smell of archaeological excavation. And the exhaust-infused smell of rain,” he’d said. Eleni agreed, and added the industrial smell of the ceramics factory blocks from her house, where her children used to play and dig for dishes, stoneware, porcelain.
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