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ABOUT
THE BOOK

Meet the Manvilles.

Jerry, a former award-winning adman who’s beginning to leave a trail of ex-wives and semi-estranged children.

Pen, his artist ex-wife, who’s a lot more in love with her new garden in the South of France than with her new husband.

Isobel, their daughter, trapped in air-conditioned Dubai, too busy managing her online farm to raise her own children.

Conrad, her brother, who tends to his bicycles and his latest crush from a grotty flat-share in East London.

The House on the Hill was once their happy family home, regularly featured in the newspaper lifestyle sections and in Pen’s popular children’s books. But the house has fallen out of use, and so has the family. When Pen decides it’s finally time to sell, Jerry discovers some unexpected new occupants who aren’t so eager to move on. Soon the Manvilles – each of them funny, flawed and sporadically lovable – will have to say goodbye to The House on the Hill.

ABOUT
THE AUTHOR Tim
Walker

Tim Walker was born in Surrey in 1980. He lives with his wife in California, where he is the Los Angeles correspondent for the Independent. Completion is his first novel.

Tim Walker was born in Surrey in 1980. He lives with his wife in California, where he is the Los Angeles correspondent for the Independent. Completion is his first novel.

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NOMINATING LIBRARY COMMENTS

In turn a tragic and humorous tale of money and property, of houses, homes and the people who used to live in them (and some who still do).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Date published
02/10/2014
Author
Publisher
Windmill / William Heinemann

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