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The Surprise Party by Sue Welfare
  

The Surprise Party

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Sibling rivalries explode with dramatic and sometimes hilarious consequences as two sisters attempt to organise a surprise 40th anniversary party for their parents. A wonderfully voyeuristic read with incredibly well observed writing. A wondrous tale about the joys of family and how sparse our lives would be without them! A perfect read for fans of Carole Matthews and Kathy Lette.

If you like Sue Welfare you might also like to read books by Carole Matthews, Kate Long and Milly Johnson.

Synopsis

The Surprise Party by Sue Welfare

One idyllic family, or so it seemed! The party was supposed to be the ultimate surprise, but instead it turned out to be the most ordinary event of the day! When warring sisters Suzie and Liz come together to organise a 40th anniversary party for their parents, they struggle to keep their personal dramas in check and make it a magical day. Suzie is struggling to keep her marriage afloat and Liz is keen to retain her Queen Bee status. Their aunt and mother are much the same, with Lilly and Fleur at loggerheads over their very different lives. Meanwhile Suzie's daughters Hannah and Megan are learning that growing up isn't as easy as their parents profess. As the champagne flows and the drama unfolds, it quickly becomes clear that this is a party that no-one will ever forget -- but will there be a happy family left at the end?

Reviews

'An excellent insight into our typical lives and relationships. I'm sure women everywhere will be able to identify with ! this eventful story.'
Closer Magazine

'Like a glass of Frascati after a long day! Delightful.'
Kate Long.

'The wonderful Sue Welfare returns with this slick, wickedly witty and tightly plotted tale about family secrets, little white lies and the things you don't want your children to know. Full of her trademark down-to-earth humour and fabulously drawn characters, this book is an absolute joy. Do yourself a favour and lock yourself away for the weekend with it, a big box of chocolates and a few glasses of electric grape-juice. Smashing!'
Milly Johnson

About the Author

Sue Welfare was born on the edge of the Fens and is perfectly placed to write about the vagaries of life in East Anglia. In between raising a family, singing in a choir, walking the dog, working in the garden, taking endless photos and cooking, Sue is also a scriptwriter, originating and developing a soap opera for BBC radio, along with a pantomime for the town in which she lives. Sue Welfare had written extensively under own name, appearing frequently on the Times bestseller lists, and writing both as Kate Lawson and Gemma Fox Sue has had 8 novels published. Writing as Gemma Fox, Kate was short-listed for the Melissa Nathan Comedy Romance Award in 2006.

For more information on Sue and her alter egos go to www.katelawson.co.uk.

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Book Info

Publication date

30th March 2011

Author

Sue Welfare

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www.katelawson.co.uk

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Publisher

AVON, a division of HarperCollins Publishers Ltd an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers

Format

Paperback
384 pages

Categories

Sagas and Romance
Family Drama
Relationship Stories
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9781847561183

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