‘The Carer ’ by Deborah Moggah

James is in his eighties and needs a full time carer. His son Robert has retired from the city, lives in a beautiful house with a successful wife and retreats to his garden shed every day to write his novel. James’ daughter Phoebe is a painter, not a successful one but happily living in a small village in Wales. Both children avoid their father’s full time care by hiring someone. Enter Mandy, with impeccable references and a penchant for daytime game shows and scratch cards. All is not quite as it seems.

This novel has been described as a social comedy. It’s from the author of ‘The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’ so expect lots of interesting characters mixed with a bit of social commentary on how our expectations and assumptions can be misplaced. I really enjoyed this modern family drama.

Published by Tinder Press ISBN 147226049X

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