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The Garden Party

Sarah Challis

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Fiction, Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

The warm, wise and moving novel from the author of FOOTPRINTS IN THE SAND.

The perfect family celebration requires the perfect family.

Alice Dunlop knows the best things in life are free. But the approach of her 40th wedding anniversary and 60th birthday surely warrants a proper celebration. With visions of a glorious family gathering complete with a marquee, champagne and beautiful sunshine, Alice has big plans for the big day. Her husband David isn't so enthused. He seems to have lost his lust for life since retiring from his job. And he's not the only one who isn't in the mood to celebrate. Each of Alice and David's four grown-up children has their own problems to contend with and things aren't going as smoothly as any of them had hoped. As Alice focuses on preparations for the party, her family begins to unravel around her. Even her husband's sudden rise from apathy isn't as great a blessing as it first appears. It's only a matter of time before Alice's special day is at risk of disaster...

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Praise for The Garden Party

  • A satisfying read about the swiftly running undercurrents in our lives, no matter how tranquil the surface may appear - She

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Sarah Challis

Sarah Challis was born in Buckinghamshire and educated at St Paul's Girls' School and Homerton College, Cambridge. Her working life has mostly been spent teaching English. She has lived in California and Scotland but now lives in Dorset. She is married with four sons. KILLING HELEN is her first novel.

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