I'm reading two books at the moment, so I'll give you a teaser from each of them.
Mustn't Grumble by Terry Wogan
'Not coming with your wife? Ha! Careful!' they admonished. 'The most beautiful women in Europe are Ukrainian!'
The Memory Box by Margaret Forster
This, I gather, was my own choice. My parents were none to happy about it, but apparently I pleaded with themand they were as indulgent over this as they were in everything