When Phil, an undergraduate at Cambridge University, performs in cabaret at a party, he meets and falls in love with Melanie. As she in turn appears to have fallen in love with him, he cannot understand why she then plays hard-to-get, even after he learns of the traumatic events that shaped her teenage years. But the influence of former boyfriend Simon is still strong, and she and Phil part.
Twenty-five years later, both now married, they meet again by chance and resume their relationship. Soon each faces a tough choice: will Melanie decide on love or on loyalty? Will Phil commit to his estranged wife or to his first love?
Publisher: SilverWood Books Ltd
Number of pages: 300
Weight: 460 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"This is a wonderful novel, beautifully written, that threads its way through the lives and loves of its characters who step vividly out of the pages. A delight to read." - The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury (Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge)
"R.N.F. Skinner, known chiefly to his readers as a poet, has written a stunning first novel. Don't look here for the fate of presidents and kings or dramatic scenes of heroic endeavour. Skinner tells of people not unlike us leading lives not unlike our own. Suffice to say, Still Crazy... is beautifully written, has characters that endear themselves to us, is a good story and gives us the occasional moment of wisdom. From a novel, what more is there to ask?" - Amazon Review by [The Rev. Dr.] Christopher Bryan (author of supernatural mystery novels featuring D.I. Cecilia Cavaliere)
"'Still Crazy' is a very enjoyable book focusing on the lives of two main characters, Melanie and Phil. The story moves backwards and forwards across a number of decades alternately between Melanie and Phil's side of the story. It tells of how they met at Cambridge University and what happened to them personally over a number of years. The book is extremely well written and the characters are very likeable. It is interesting to watch them mature over the years and how their perspective on life changes. At some points, it reminded me of the 'Sliding Doors' film as they both do a lot of reflecting on how their lives would have turned out if they'd made different decisions. Having said this, there are a lot of funny moments in this book and I was laughing out loud a few times. It really was a fantastic read and I hope that the author writes some more books as I would absolutely love to read them!" - LoveReading Reviewer
"to enjoy for Valentine's Day.... Intriguing from the first page" - Annette Shaw, Devon Life magazine