Monday 2 September 2013

Review ~ Mr Lynch's Holiday by Catherine O'Flynn

Published by Penguin Books UK
1 August 2013

Retired bus driver Dermot Lynch arrives in Southern Spain on his first trip abroad, ostensibly to spend quality time with his son Eamonn. But all is not well in this southern paradise, and very soon cracks begin to appear, not just in the idyllic landscape, but also in the rapport between father and son.

Beautifully observed throughout, Catherine O’Flynn has certainly captured this slightly quirky look at human relationships. With her usual self confidence, she captures the diffidence and awkwardness which comes out of a parent and adult child relationship, where neither parent or child really know each other very well.

The cloistered world of the Spanish expatriate community really comes to life, and clearly shows that to live the dream one must also have an idea of the type of dream you are chasing.


My thanks to NetGalley and Penguin Books UK for my advance copy of this book.


  1. Firmly on the wishlist! I've loved her two previous books. Glad you enjoyed it Josie.

    1. This is another great read, Lindsay - if you like her style of writing then I'm sure you enjoy this one too :)


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