Completion (Hardback)
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Completion (Hardback)

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Hardback Published: 30/01/2014
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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

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“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

Hardback edition
13th February 2014
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“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

Hardback edition
12th February 2014
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“Too long-winded in plot and detail.”

The plot of this novel focuses on the sale of a large family home in London, abandoned for years and now accommodating a group of squatters. When the ex-wife announces the house is to be sold the story unfolds through... More

Hardback edition
24th January 2014
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