Book Review: Wild and Free



Wild and Free, by Wendy Holden, is an enjoyable romp through the modern phenomenon that is the upmarket, artistic festival scene. Resplendent with irony the author gently mocks the occupants of the yurts and designer tents, the artistic types who perform, the nostalgic middle aged trying to recapture their youth, and the expensively educated youths who have not yet learned the shallowness of celebrity.

The protagonists are a varied group of characters with an interlinked past. The author introduces each with their backstory leading up to why they choose to attend Wild and Free, a well known fictional summer festival held in the West Country. The cast is large containing amongst others: a city money man, his controlling wife, their cosseted son; a headteacher, a member of his staff, her lawyer friend; a writer and his girlfriend who is keeping an eye on two ambitious teenagers; a trio of criminals…

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Book Review: Wild and Free

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