Mum & Dad (Hardback)
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Mum & Dad (Hardback)

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Hardback 336 Pages / Published: 05/03/2020
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Written with Trollope’s keen eye for family relationships and all-too-human foibles, Mum and Dad puts a bittersweet generational power grab under a compassionate and absorbing spotlight. Dealing with complex emotions and nuanced characters with an assured lightness of touch, this is a winning return to form for the bestselling novelist.

Sunday Times number one bestseller Joanna Trollope explores the issues at the heart of a modern family with her trademark wit and warmth, in Mum & Dad.

'What a mess, she thought now ... what a bloody, unholy mess the whole family has got itself into.'

It's been twenty-five years since Gus and Monica left England to start a new life in Spain, building a vineyard and wine business from the ground up. However, when Gus suffers a stroke and their idyllic Mediterranean life is thrown into upheaval, it's left to their three grown-up children in London to step in . . .

Sebastian is busy running his company with his wife, Anna, who's never quite seen eye-to-eye with her mother-in-law.

Katie, a successful solicitor in the City, is distracted by the problems with her long-term partner, Nic, and the secretive lives of their three daughters.

And Jake, ever the easy-going optimist, is determined to convince his new wife, Bella, that moving to Spain with their eighteen-month-old would be a good idea.

As the children descend on the vineyard, it becomes clear that each has their own idea of how best to handle their mum and dad, as well as the family business. But as long-simmering resentments rise to the surface and tensions reach breaking point, can the family ties prove strong enough to keep them together?

Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 9781529003383
Number of pages: 336
Weight: 543 g
Dimensions: 234 x 153 x 29 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'Trollope is an extremely assured writer, with a brilliant eye for detail and a finely tuned emotional intelligence ... she writes absorbing, wise stories that dramatize the dilemmas we face' - The Sunday Times 

'With her compassion for her characters, Trollope cuts to the quick of family life, and the difference between men and women' - Fanny Blake, Woman & Home

'Joanna Trollope's novels address the issues and emotional journeys that face women today' - The Sunday Express

'Trollope writes about family relationships with intelligence and clear-eyed sympathy' - The Times

'Nobody writes about family tensions better than Joanna Trollope' - Good Housekeeping

'No one captures the complexities of family life better than Joanna Trollope.' - The Express

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“Family Dynamics and Secrets Exposed.”

Three generations of a family are thrown together when Gus, father and grandpa, has a stroke. Gus and Marion have lived in and managed an award winning vineyard in Spain for many years. Their three children live in... More

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“Satisfyingly observant on the "sandwich" generation”

Trollope is back with another acutely observed family novel.

Monica and Gus have been living in Spain running a prize winning vineyard. Their 3 children live in UK. Everything is thrown into turmoil when Gus suffers... More

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5 similar books recommended
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“Inspirational family drama”

Inspirational.... three generations who all need to be able to deal with the problems caused by Dad’s stroke and the ensuing consequences.

Dysfunctional family? Not really, all these characters are dealing with the... More

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