The Best Things

Hardback edition released 01/04/2021

by Mel Giedroyc

Modern and Contemporary Fiction Family Drama Humorous fiction Literary Fiction

LoveReading Expert Review of The Best Things

Giedroyc’s trademark humour from The Great British Bake Off has been transferred to book form – and her fans will love it.

Coming to the book with only a vague sense of Leatherhead, I’m now confident I wouldn’t need a satnav to guide me. This leafy, monied town in Surrey, where Giedroyc grew up, is the perfect place to start the story of a privileged family who fall on hard times. In many ways this book is a classic tale of family fortunes gone wrong. It features the tropes we are all familiar with: a materialistic wife with no purpose, an alpha male husband, and pampered children. When their lives take a turn for the worse, how do they cope with life without all the trimmings? Giedroyc’s wit and warmth make this an engaging read, much like the author herself. 

Julie Vuong

The Best Things Synopsis

Sally Parker's family has lost it all... But can they find what matters?

Sally Parker is struggling to find the hero inside herself.

All she wants to do is lie down. Her husband Frank has lost his business, their home and their savings, in one fell swoop. Their bank cards are being declined. The children are running wild. And now the bailiffs are at the door.

What does an ordinary woman do when the bottom falls out?

Sally Parker is about to surprise everybody.

Most of all herself.

A big-hearted story of a family on the brink, The Best Things is a life-affirming tale of failing, falling and finding a way back up.

About This Edition

ISBN: 9781472256218
Publication date: 1st April 2021
Author: Mel Giedroyc
Publisher: Headline Review an imprint of Headline Publishing Group
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 432 pages
Primary Genre Family Drama
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