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Publisher's Summary

From the best-selling author of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel and Tulip Fever, a deliciously funny, poignant and wry novel, full of surprising twists and turns. 

James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. 

Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps? 

Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane - changing all the stories they thought they knew so well.

©2019 Deborah Moggach (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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An interesting visit to the lives of a middle class family told through the secret s they keep. It held my attention the whole way through.

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I wanted to like this, I struggled on thinking it would get better, it’s different but hard to stay with. I commend myself for getting through it.

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Story ok, narration annoying.

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I really enjoyed this book good characters and an easy read. I will try and dip into Deborah Moggachs stories again.
Good reader too.

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