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The Three Day Rule by Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd


The Three Day Rule by Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd

No phone. No electricity. Snowed in with your family. Welcome to one hell of a Christmas. When the Thorne family gather for the annual Christmas festivities - the arguments, jealousies and long-held enmities that make every family Christmas so special - they think they've only got to endure each other for three days, and then they can return to normality. But then the snows come, along with the ninety-mile-an-hour winds and the plunging temperatures, and the Thornes get cut of with only each other for support, or to blame. It promises to be a Christmas like no other ... Get to know the family you're never going to forget.

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A pacy tale ... which builds to a satisfying climax ... peppered with entertaining observations about petty family rivalries and how they are inflamed by the claustrophobic and alcohol-fuelled nature of the annual Christmas get-together * Daily Express * This duo never disappoints. Like hot chocolate on a freezing night, this is heart-warming but naughty * Cosmopolitan * For anyone holed up over Christmas with even the best-behaved of families, The Three Day Rule offers gentle humour, engaging characters and an undemanding plot * The Times * Funny and touching, with painful echoes of your own family Christmasses * You Magazine * As ever, Lloyd and Rees
writing is seamless and absorbing, perfectly capturing the stifling atmosphere and the conflicting hopes and dreams of each character

* Irish Examiner *

About the Author

Josie Lloyd & Emlyn Rees are the bestselling authors of over twenty works of fiction and non-fiction. Their writing has been translated into 26 languages, and includes, Switch It Off!, The Teenager Who Came to Tea, The Very Hungover Caterpillar, We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Key to it All, Hunted, Come Together and many more. They're married and live in Brighton with their three children.

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Publication date

5th October 2006


Emlyn Rees, Josie Lloyd

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Arrow Books Ltd an imprint of Cornerstone


400 pages


Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)



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