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The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy
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The Gingerbread House

by Kate Beaufoy

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Tess has gone to The Gingerbread House to look after her mother-in-law. Katia is with her. The story follows the trials of looking after a relative with dementia and the effect that has on the family.

Interesting story with a twist I didn't see until nearly the end! ( )
  pamjw | Jun 1, 2017 |
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Recently-redundant Tess is keen to start work on a novel and needs to make it work. She and her freelance journalist husband Donn desperately need the money and 3 weeks looking after Donn's aged mother while the carer takes a break seems like an opportunity to get started. She knows it'll be tough looking after Eleanor, who is suffering from increasingly severe dementia, but she'll surely find some time for herself, won't she? Arriving at the isolated country house their daughter Katia has named The Gingerbread House, a tearful Tess begins to realise that she has a far more difficult few weeks ahead than expected.… (more)

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