FORMAT: Paperback
ISBN: 9781785300868
RRP: £7.99
PAGES: 208


The Gingerbread House

By (author) Kate Beaufoy

Nestled among cherry trees in a picturesque country garden, the Gingerbread House resembles an illustration from an old-world storybook. But beware! For in the fairy-tale, that’s where the witch lives…Away from the city, with no distractions, the Gingerbread House seems like the perfect place to start work on a novel. That’s what former advertising copywriter Tess thinks when she goes there to live with Eleanor, her aged mother-in-law. But Eleanor is suffering from dementia, and caring for her proves tougher than Tess could ever have imagined: feeling increasingly isolated, her only comfort is wine o’clock and weekend visits from her husband. Meanwhile her teenage daughter Katia is helpless to intercede; in the end she can only watch as things fall apart and a tragedy even closer to home surfaces. The Gingerbread House is a deeply moving novel: a compassionate and occasionally wickedly funny tale of a family’s agonising struggle with dementia.

Reviews of The Gingerbread House

'Gripping, heartbreaking, funny, surprising – The Gingerbread House is all of these, and a lot more.' RODDY DOYLE; 'Moving, honest, and darkly comic, The Gingerbread House confronts an issue that has been taboo for too long.' MARIAN KEYES; 'Beautiful, heartbreaking, original, honest, unique.' CECELIA AHERN

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