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The Comfort of Others

Kay Langdale

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

A story about courage, forgiveness and the power of friendship, THE COMFORT OF OTHERS is a fresh, assured novel from the acclaimed author of CHOOSE ME and AWAY FROM YOU.

Sometimes friendship springs from where you least expect it.

Minnie has lived in the beautiful but dilapidated old mansion house Rosemount for as long as she can remember. But now she finds herself looking back over the last 70 years to a life that has been shrouded with sorrow, and a painful secret that she has guarded since her teens.

Eleven-year-old Max, who lives opposite Minnie on the housing estate built in Rosemount's grounds, has grown up happily with his single mother. But his mum has begun a new relationship and suddenly life is starting to change.

As each of them tell their stories, she via a resurrected childhood journal, him via a Dictaphone, they spot each other through their bedroom windows and slowly and hesitantly an unlikely friendship begins to form.

A friendship that might just help Max come to terms with the present and enable Minnie, finally, to lay to rest the ghosts of her past...

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Praise for The Comfort of Others

  • Reading it on the train I had to fight not to sob in public... Langdale is a wonderful writer - Daily Mail on AWAY FROM YOU

  • I am a mess of tears on the train. Can't remember the last time a book broke my heart so much... - Lucy Dillon, author of A HUNDRED PIECES OF ME on AWAY FROM YOU

  • Langdale's psychological intelligence informs every angle of a thoroughly contemporary tragedy. - The Times on AWAY FROM YOU

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Kay Langdale

Kay Langdale is the author of five novels: Away From You, Choose Me, Her Giant Octopus Moment, What the Heart Knows (Rowohlt, Germany) and Redemption (Transita; published as If Not Love by Thomas Dunne Books.) Visit Kay's website at Follow her on Twitter: @KayLangdale.

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