The Carer

The Carer

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Hardback Published on: 09/07/2019
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The Carer
Deborah Moggach delivers yet again
Just loved it ! Mandy was a most wonderful character. It was full of insight, and acute observations about living with an ageing parent, and sibling dynami... READ MORE
Kurde @Horsham


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. 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: 9781472260482
  • Number of pages: 272
  • Weight: 475g
  • Dimensions: 238 x 158 x 30 mm

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The Carer
A great quick read about family, secrets, and betrayal.
Phoebe and Robert are worried about their father – James is now elderly, and recently a new carer has moved in to look after him. Although James seems to b... READ MORE
Lucy Williams
The Carer
I have long been a fan of Deborah Moggach and I grabbed the chance to read her latest novel with great enthusiasm and eagerness. I hungrily devoured all th... READ MORE
Bridget East