A good book and a glass of champagne? Oh go on then.

For Must read Monday this week, Publisher Sally has shared My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith. ‘He’s the absolute king of the feelgood novel. Can someone please tell me how Alexander McCall Smith manages to churn out just so many novels – each one of them an uplifting joy to read? I could recommend any one of his Scotland Street, Sunday Philosophy Club or No 1 Ladies Detective books but this is a standalone novel, perfect for fans and first-timers alike. Writer Paul Stewart heads for an idyllic Italian town to finish his book in peace. But, of course, disasters ensue in hilarious fashion before all turns out fine in the end.’ Tell us what you thought of the book in the comments!