Like a House on Fire

Author(s): Caroline Hulse

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'Acutely observed and brilliantly funny' CLARE MACKINTOSH

George and Stella's marriage is over. They can't decide exactly when that happened (Was it the coke can? Or that comment about Jurassic Park?), but they both agree that it has.

A couple of months after the separation, Stella's mother, Margaret "The Force of Nature" Foy sends out invites for her murder mystery anniversary party - with George on the invite list. Stella hasn't told her parents about the divorce, she couldn't bring herself to. And with her father's business shutting down, Margaret's recent cancer diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her older sister Helen, now is clearly not a good time.

All they have to do is make it through the day without their secret being discovered. And in doing so, they may find each other again - or see their past and future both go up in flames...


More praise for LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE:

'Caroline Hulse is a very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty' KATE EBERLEN

'Funny and sad and relateable and deeply human' HARRIET TYCE

'A proper delight' RICHARD ROPER

'Witty, whip-smart and wincingly observant, pure entertainment from start to finish. A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year' CATHY BRAMLEY

'Sheer delight from start to finish' LESLEY KARA

'Funny, moving and astute. A triumph!' NICOLA MOSTYN


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General Fields

  • : 9781409178354
  • : Orion Publishing Group, Limited
  • : Weidenfeld & Nicolson
  • : 0.3
  • : April 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Caroline Hulse
  • : Paperback
  • : May-20
  • : 320