We regret that due to the technical limitations of our site, we are unable to offer eBooks or Audio Downloads to customers outside of the UK.

For further details please read our eBooks help.

Completion (Hardback)
  • Completion (Hardback)

Completion (Hardback)

Hardback Published: 30/01/2014
  • In stock
  • Free UK delivery

We can send it to you within 24 hours

  • This item has been added to your basket
Click & Collect From your local shop
This is a sharp, sardonic, perceptive and painfully funny book about money, love and the sorrows and joys of modern family life by a talented debut author. Set in our age of property obsession, Completion is a state-of-the-nation novel about valuing the wrong things, investing in the wrong people, and whether home is ever really a house. The Manvilles' North London home was once an example to their peers: the subject of 'The House on the Hill', Pen's series of popular children's books, and a recurring feature of the newspaper lifestyle sections. But since Pen and Jerry's divorce, the house has fallen out of use, and so has the family. Jerry, formerly an award-winning ad-man, is beginning to leave a trail of ex-wives and semi-estranged children across the city. In the south of France, Pen has perfected her garden, but her new marriage comes as more of a struggle. In the tedious heat of Dubai, their daughter Isobel, an accidental ex-pat, spends the days ignoring her own children and managing her online virtual farm. And in his grotty flat in deepest East London, her brother Conrad cleans his bicycles and wonders what to do with his life - besides pursuing his latest crush. When Pen decides it's finally time to sell the house, Jerry discovers some unexpected new occupants who violently disagree. Soon, the Manvilles - each of them funny, flawed and sporadically lovable - will have to say goodbye to The House on the Hill.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9780434022564

You may also be interested in...

“A Good, Enjoyable Read!”

I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘Completion’ and highly recommend it. This novel kept me entertained and interested from the beginning to the end and I found myself wanting to know what happened next. I appreciate the... More

12th February 2014
Helpful? Upvote 1

“Closely Observed Pains”

There's no reason per se why the tribulations of a complacently well-to-do supplement of North Londoners should be irksome. Novelists as diverse as Austen and Nobbs have located the universal in the specific.... More

22nd December 2013
Helpful? Upvote 0

“Hard to complete 'Completion'!”

A bit disappointing...Walker's need to describe everything in such detail becomes tiresome and you just want something to happen...but nothing really does. The Manville family are all too unrealistic to empathise... More

13th February 2014
Helpful? Upvote 1

Your review has been submitted successfully.

View your review