It follows the story of Daphne, who in a moment of “does this item spark joy” cleaning, decides to throw away the annotated yearbook her mother left her in her will. Only, a (truly annoying) neighbour fishes it out of the recycling bin and decides it will be the perfect centre-point for a documentary – which, naturally, makes Daphne want it back. It also leads to a few massive secrets spilling out in the process.
To quote from my Buzz review: “With Austenite themes of inheritance, strong but fallible characters, a traditional conflict-resolution structure and a satisfying denouement, Lipman has all the modern understanding of human interaction, dialogue and motivation, and a refreshing grasp of the screwball comedy’s need to be enjoyable without being 100% believable.”
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