The Carer

The Carer

Paperback Published on: 30/04/2020
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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: 9781472260499
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 206g
  • Dimensions: 196 x 128 x 22 mm

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The Carer
Incisive and funny
In the immortal words of Bette Davis ‘old age ain’t for sissies’ and the Wentworth family would probably agree. Robert and Phoebe are in their early 60’s a... READ MORE
Celia Short
The Carer
Interesting family drama
Not what I expected. The first-class part was really good and flowed nicely, but I found it difficult to get into the second part. I think the fact that it... READ MORE
The Carer
abide with me by elizabeth strout
Too many characters to keep track of but her usual insight. I would not feel obliged to pass it on but I kept going to the very end.
The Carer
Moggach never let's you down.
Told mostly through the voices & viewpoints of Phoebe and Robert, this amusing story is shaped around the ripples of change in their family when a new care... READ MORE
The Carer
The Carer
Saw this Author on a TV programme last year when this came out in hardback and waited until in paperback and thoroughly enjoyed it - will look for other bo... READ MORE
Jackie Nolan