Away from You

by Kay Langdale

eBooks of the Month Family Drama

Away from You Synopsis

 When Monica is offered a three-month placement in LA, she knows that for the sake of her career she must accept it - even though it means leaving behind nine-year-old Ruby, toddler Luca and her husband Daniel. She hires Ursula as a housekeeper and nanny during her absence, although the older woman is oddly reluctant to agree to a childcare position. What is the dark secret in Ursula's past, which has left her so closed-off and reserved? Will her growing attachment to Ruby bring it to the surface? And will Monica regret leaving the children in her care?

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Away from You Press Reviews



'Readable, poignant ... the author's skill is to woo the reader into empathising with conflicting viewpoints
The Sunday Times


Woman's Own



'A delight to read, the characters pull at your heartstrings'



'This is both a comic and poignant read told via quirky prose, and is impossible to put down Image Sweet and sad and funny and thought-provoking'

U magazine


'An endearing child-heroine and a controversial moral question make HER GIANT OCTOPUS MOMENT a must-read'

Good Housekeeping


'Poignant novel about parenthood'

Woman & Home


'Funny and poignant'



'A poignant, at times funny, at times saddening book about morals and motherhood'

Tatler Ireland


'Brilliant new novel ... impressively plausible and realistic ... truly heartbreaking and yet life-affirming at the same time. A thoroughly enjoyable and light-hearted, engaging read.'


'A gripping, heart-rendering story. The characters are portrayed skilfully, especially Scout, who is a wonderful child ... An extremely exciting and emotional read.'

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'The sympathetic understanding of her characters, the even-handed exposition of different types of mothering and the beauty of her crystal-clear prose all come together to make this a must read.'



'Vivid storytelling ... A delicately told tale of an unconventional childhood'

Oxford Times

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ISBN: 9781444784732
Publication date: 11/09/2014
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781444784732
Publication date: 11th September 2014
Author: Kay Langdale
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton Ltd an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton General Division
Format: Hardback
Genres: eBook Favourites, Family Drama,

About Kay Langdale

Kay Langdale taught 20th century literature at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and worked for a Marketing Consultancy as an Account Handler. She lives in Oxfordshire with her family.

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