This book kind of looks like the Penguin Classic hardback childrens books that have recently been re-released. The colours used are evocative of a hot balmy summer, which sets our scene. Overall I found this is a really intriguing, really evocative read. It's a slow moving, gentle read, as you would expect a long lazy summer in the 1950's to be. I liked that, it was as if even the style of writing is setting the scene for you and saying 'relax, it's warm and sleepy.'
This isn't a dramatic book, it really is just showing you a subsection of people's lives and how different the same time feels for different people. Overall, this book is compelling and insightful, with a slightly sad and lonely tinge to it.