The Red House (Paperback)
  • The Red House (Paperback)

The Red House (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 25/04/2013
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From the bestselling author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother comes a superb book about family and secrets. Two families. Seven days. One house. Angela and her brother Richard have spent twenty years avoiding each other. Now, after the death of their mother, they bring their families together for a holiday in a rented house on the Welsh border. Four adults and four children. Seven days of shared meals, log fires, card games and wet walks. But in the quiet and stillness of the valley, ghosts begin to rise up. The parents Richard thought he had. The parents Angela thought she had. Past and present lovers. Friends, enemies, victims, saviours. Once again Mark Haddon, author of The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time and A Spot of Bother, has written a novel that is funny, poignant and deeply insightful about human lives.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099570165

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“Family psychology at its best”

The Red House was a joy to read. The storyline was interesting, intelligent and beautifully descriptive. The psychological aspect of this book was especially interesting and well executed throughout. I found myself... More

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2nd June 2013
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“maybe first overwheming success is never repeated”

I loved The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time; it's one of my favourite books. I liked A Spot of Bother although it took me some time to get into it. His short story The Island was strange but... More

Paperback edition
18th August 2013
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“Very much a matter of opinion.”

This isn’t the usual type of book that I would read and because of that I think I was expecting a little bit more than I was.

Personally, I found myself waiting for something to happen. There were those few moments... More

Paperback edition
21st November 2013
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