At Home with the Templetons

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Pan Macmillan, Apr 1, 2011 - Fiction - 400 pages
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Other people’s families aren’t always as perfect as they seem

When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so unusual . . . peculiar even.

No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her young son Tom. Before long, the two families’ lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie, the youngest of the Templeton daughters.

In the years that follow, the relationships between the Templetons and the two Donovans twist and turn in unpredictable and life-changing directions, until a tragedy tears them all apart. What will it take to bring them together again?

From Australia’s top-selling female novelist comes her best book yet – a wonderfully entertaining and touching story about the perils and pleasures of love, friendship and family.

‘A modern-day Jane Austen’ Sun Herald

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The Templetons are the odd family in a small town in Australia. Nina is their neighbor, who has been trying to avoid contact with them, which becomes impossible once her young son Tom and the ... Read full review

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This book gets off to a slow start because the set up is under the constraint of depicting the life, circumstances and background for the characters. At times it gets a little tedious being stuck in ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Monica McInerney grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley wine region of South Australia. She has worked in children’s television, arts marketing, the music industry, public relations and book publishing, and lived all around Australia, and in Ireland and England. She is the author of seven previous novels, including, most recently, The Alphabet Sisters, Family Baggage and Those Faraday Girls, which were international bestsellers and have been published in translation in Europe. At Home With The Templetons was shortlisted at the 2010 Irish Book Awards in the Eason Popular Book of the Year category. She currently lives in Dublin with her Irish husband.

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