Too Close to Home (Paperback)Aoife Walsh (author)
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Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Number of pages: 368
Weight: 307 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 23 mm
"Dialogue-driven family drama written in an engaging, authentic voice. Tons of insight and good humour." * The Scotsman, Jasmine Fassl *
"Wonderfully authentic family drama, funny and complicated as real life relationships are. It has a classic feel to it. Make it top of your to-read list this summer." * Scottish Book Trust *
"Warm, believable portrait of family life. Witty and moving read." * Children's Books Ireland *
"An intelligent gathering of complex issues involving real characters. Written with great sensitivity, I highly recommend for fans of David Levithan or Mark Haddon." * Waterstones Oxford *
"Warm, convincing portrait of a family facing all sorts of difficulties. A contemporary version of Little Women. Walsh does an excellent job." * Lovereading *
"Aoife Walsh describes the intricacies of a modern family which is facing a wide variety of challenges in beautiful detail." * Booktrust *
"A good family story, which encompasses complex issues (including autism, fostering, divorce and drugs) with a deft touch, and very real, funny dialogue." * The School Librarian *
"Walsh's fictional family loom so large in the mind that it's hard to believe they don't really exist. You'll want to remain in their house for far longer than the book. A thoroughly enjoyable read" * Minerva Reads blog *
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