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Editorial Reviews

A moving, funny novel about a Type-A advice columnist dying of cancer and determined to go out in the best way possible, whether that means asking her children to color her casket or finding her husband a new wife. As an author, she's even writing a book about the experience: The Household Guide to Dying. This is a listen filled with memorable moments, vivid imagery, and important messages about the end of life, which performer Heather Bolton narrates with delicacy and sensitivity.

Publisher's Summary

One of the biggest selling titles of the year, now available in audio. A very special read that is guaranteed to make you laugh and cry.

When Delia Bennet - author and domestic advice columnist - is diagnosed with cancer, she knows it's time to get her house in order. Fresh, witty, deeply moving - and a celebration of love, family and that place we call home - this unforgettable story will surprise and delight the reader until the very last page.

©2008 Debra Adelaide (P)2008 Bolinda Publishing

Critic Reviews

"The Household Guide to Dying ticks all the boxes ... moving yet witty ... extraordinarily uplifting." (The Courier-Mail)
"[Debra Adelaide] has deftly brought this story to life in an entertaining and highly original way." (Bookseller & Publisher).
"The Household Guide to Dying [leaves] you feeling enriched, uplifted and very glad indeed that you read it." (The Australian Women's Weekly)

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  • LeahH
  • 24-10-2009

One of my favourite books ever!

This is such a lovely story, it is totally heartwarming and very worth the listen.

Highly recommended

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