James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy's virtues, their shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss.

 

'She infuses her subject with her trademark humour and pathos, reshaping a societal dilemma into a family drama, by turns compelling and surprising.' - The Observer

 

'Unputdownable, fun and tender with characters that jump off the page. Perfection' - Marian Keyes

 

Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps?

 

Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane - changing all the stories they thought they knew so well.

 

Publisher: Headline Publishing Group 
ISBN: 9781472260499 

The Carer

£8.99Price

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