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An unusual tale for this author. She is good at family relationships and indeed this tale centres on that but despite outward appearances this family is not happy. Mother is a compulsive hoarder and how her obsession eventually breaks this family up is quite extraordinary. We learn what triggered her disorder early on but the real depth of her problem unfolds throughout the novel. A most impressive work. Highly recommended.

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Synopsis

The House We Grew Up In by Lisa Jewell

Meet the Bird Family. All four children have an idyllic childhood: a picture-book cottage in a country village, a warm, cosy kitchen filled with love and laughter, sun-drenched afternoons in a rambling garden. But one Easter weekend a tragedy strikes the Bird family that is so devastating that, almost imperceptibly, it begins to tear them apart. The years pass and the children become adults and begin to develop their own quite separate lives. Soon it's almost as though they've never been a family at all. Almost. But not quite. Because something has happened that will call them home, back to the house they grew up in - and to what really happened that Easter weekend all those years ago.


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Clever, intelligent and believable on a subject few of us really understand. Lorrie is one of the most vivid - and complex - characters I've read in years. Wonderful. - Jojo Moyes

Simply stunning. - Daily Mail

Poignant, heart-wrenching & beautifully told, the author's best tale yet. - The Sun

About the Author

Lisa Jewell

Lisa Jewell had always planned to write her first book when she was fifty. In fact, she wrote it when she was twenty-seven and had just been made redundant from her job as a secretary. Inspired by Nick Hornby’s High Fidelity, a book about young people just like her who lived in London, she wrote the first three chapters of what was to become her first novel, Ralph’s Party. It went on to become the bestselling debut novel of 1998. Twelve bestselling novels later, she lives in London with her husband and their two daughters. Lisa writes every day in a local cafe where she can drink coffee, people-watch, and, without access to the internet, actually get some work done.

Click here to read an exclusive interview with Lisa Jewell by Mary Hogarth.

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Book Info

Publication date

3rd July 2014

Author

Lisa Jewell

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Publisher

Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Paperback
448 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099559559

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