Mother’s Ruin

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HarperCollins UK, Feb 14, 2011 - Fiction - 384 pages
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You can’t choose your family...

When Sally and her family have to move back to Candle Lane to look after her grandmother, the cracks in their family soon begin to show.

Another compelling family drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lost Angel and Nobody's Girl.

CRUEL When her beloved Gran has a stroke, Sally and her family move back home in order to look after her. But Sadie's illness has made the wise woman they once knew bigoted and bad-tempered. Sadie is testing everyone's patience, including Sally's mum Ruth, and her husband Arthur.

CALLOUS Their problems are nothing compared with Tommy, the little ruffian next door. With an absentee father and an alcoholic mother, Tommy has a hard life. However, Ruth sees the good in him and takes him under her wing, but his unpredictable and violent mother has other ideas.

CRISIS Meanwhile, the stress of living cheek-by-jowl with Sally's family is starting to push Arthur away. As cracks in their marriage begin to appear, both Sally and Arthur must work out where their priorities lie before it's too late...

Another compelling family drama from the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lost Angel and Nobody's Girl.

 

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About the author (2011)

Kitty Neale was raised in South London and this working class area became the inspiration for her novels. In the 1980s she moved to Surrey with her husband and two children, but in 1998 there was a catalyst in her life when her son died, aged just 27.

After working for 2 years with other bereaved parents in a support group, Kitty took up writing as a form of catharsis, and now lives in Spain with her husband.

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