This sweet, charming book was exactly what I needed right now. The novel focuses on Bennett Driscoll, a once-famous artist who has taken to renting out his large West London home on AirBed while he stays in the studio shed at the back of the property.

Bennett is a loner, with his ex-wife now remarried and living in America, and his 18-year-old daughter Mia living on campus at the art school he attended. So he becomes interested in the lives of his AirBed renters, spying on the various guests who come to stay.

This is a wonderfully charming book about middle age, love, loneliness, relationships and life in London. Bennett is a lovable character, even when he’s clueless. I recommend this for fans of “A Man Named Ove.”