The most important lessons in life can be the hardest to learn...From the award-winning presenter on Ireland's RTE Radio 1
Gus and Joan worked hard to give their children everything - a comfortable home in a leafy Dublin neighbourhood, gap years that never seem to end and an open chequebook for life's little emergencies. Unfortunately, although the children have grown up, they are a little too comfortable with the well-feathered nest: now it's time to learn a few home truths.
When a twist of fate means the bank of Mum and Dad can no longer bail them out, suddenly the whole family must find out who they really are. Uncovering the secrets they all hide shows them a different side to the city they call home as they find allies in the most unlikely places.
A wonderful portrait of modern families from a true storyteller who keeps you turning the pages
An engaging tale, peppered with sharp insights and a strong story arc ... an easy read, but a clever one too that cements her reputation as a force to be reckoned with in the books market - IRISH INDEPENDENT
Something of a moral fable, it's pacey, lively fun - SUNDAY MIRROR
EACH AND EVERY ONE is a smart book ... adult children learn to stand on their own two feet after the Bank of Mum and Dad goes under - it cleverly explores the broader impact of the recession - STYLIST
You will fall into this book as you would a soft settee. Read it and sigh for the enduring beauty of first love - IRISH TIMES on Going Back
As with Going Back, her characters are full of life, and her dialogue brims with wit and emotion. This is an engaging read, and an easy one, but no less clever for it - SUNDAY BUSINESS POST
English writes well and with a keen sense of absurdity. The appeal of the book is the authenticity of its portrait of Dublin today ... [an] entertaining and lively novel. - IRISH MAIL ON SUNDAY
Rachael English is a bestselling novelist and presenter on Ireland's most popular radio show, Morning Ireland. During more than twenty years as a journalist, she has worked on most of RTE Radio's leading current affairs programmes, covering a huge range of national and international stories. The American Girl, The Night of the Party and The Paper Bracelet were all top 5 Irish bestsellers.