My Husband Next Door

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Michael Joseph, 2013 - Artists - 469 pages

When Ella married the handsome, celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair at just nineteen she was madly in love. Now, those blissful years of marriage have turned into the very definition of an unconventional set-up. Separated in every way but distance, Sebastian resides in an outhouse across the lawn from Ella's ramshackle farmhouse.

With an ex-husband living under her nose and a home crowded by hostile teenaged children, gender-confused chickens - not to mention her hyper critical mother whose own marriage slips spectacularly off the rails - Ella finds comfort in the company of the very charming gardener, Ludo.

Then out of the blue Sebastian decides to move on, catching Ella horribly unawares. How much longer can she hide from what really destroyed her marriage . . . and the secret she continues to keep?

Praise for Catherine Alliott-

'I raced through it, completely gripped from start to finish.' Daily Mail

'An entertaining read that's as light as the summer breeze.' Daily Express

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User Review  - Felicity-Smith - LibraryThing

Warm, genuine and a lovely read. A lot less story and a great deal more description than similar novels but very enjoyable. A great winter holiday read Read full review

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User Review  - Karen-uk - LibraryThing

Ella’s marriage to the celebrated artist Sebastian Montclair has not turned out to be the success she had hoped for. Now in her mid-thirties and with two lazy teenage children lolling about the house ... Read full review

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About the author (2013)

Catherine Alliott started her first novel under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands she persevereed with the novels, which happily flourished. In the early days, she produced a baby with each book, but after three stuck to the writing as it was less painful. She writes with the nearest pen in exercise books, either in the garden or on a sofa. Home is a rural spot on the Herts/Bucks borders which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens and dogs, which at the last count totalled thirty-four beating hearts, including her husband. Some of her household have walk-on parts in her novels, but only the chickens would probably recognise themselves. The Secret Life of Evie Hamiltonis her tenth book and first for Penguin.

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- She's scared of computers.

- She's hopeless at reversing but always leaves a note.

- She's better than she looks at tennis.

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