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The Household Guide to Dying

(2008)
A novel by

 
Awards
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book (nominee)
A brilliantly moving and darkly comic novel, which charts the attempts of dying heroine Delia -- a modern day Mrs Beeton -- to prepare her family for the future and lay to rest a ghost from her past. Inspired by her heroine, Isabella Beeton, Delia has made a living writing a series of hugely successful modern household guides, as well as an acerbic domestic advice column. As the book opens, she is not yet forty, but has only a short time to live. She is preoccupied with how to prepare herself and her family for death, from writing exhaustive lists to teaching her young daughters how to make a perfect cup of tea. What she needs, more than anything, is a manual -- exactly the kind she is the expert at writing. Realising this could be her greatest achievement (for who could be better equipped to write The Household Guide to Dying?) she sets to work. But, in the writing, Delia is forced to confront the ghosts of her past, and the events of fourteen years previously. There is a journey she needs to make, back to the landscape of her past, and one last vital thing she needs to do.Hugely original, life affirming and humorous, The Household Guide to Dying illuminates love, loss, family and the place we call home.

 
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Hardback Editions

July 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Household Guide to Dying (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-4104-1685-2 / 978-1-4104-1685-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: Household Guide To Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-670-06864-0 / 978-0-670-06864-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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April 2009 : USA Hardback
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-399-15559-7 / 978-0-399-15559-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Putnam Adult
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June 2008 : UK Hardback
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-00-727470-X / 978-0-00-727470-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Paperback Editions

June 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-4084-3096-7 / 978-1-4084-3096-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Paragon
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March 2010 : UK Paperback
Title: Household Guide To Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-14-316978-5 / 978-0-14-316978-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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March 2010 : USA Paperback
Title: The Household Guide to Dying: A Novel About Life
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-425-23249-2 / 978-0-425-23249-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Berkley
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January 2009 : UK Paperback
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-00-728111-0 / 978-0-00-728111-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper
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June 2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Household Guide to Dying, The
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-330-42425-4 / 978-0-330-42425-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Picador Australia
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2008 : UK Paperback
Title: Household Guide To Dying
Author(s): Adelaide Debra
ISBN: 0-00-730739-X / 978-0-00-730739-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harper Collins India
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Audio Editions

December 2015 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-4890-8792-3 / 978-1-4890-8792-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74310-695-5 / 978-1-74310-695-2 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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May 2012 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74319-000-X / 978-1-74319-000-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Audio
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May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74310-897-4 / 978-1-74310-897-0 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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May 2012 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74319-202-9 / 978-1-74319-202-3 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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May 2010 : Australia MP3 CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74214-689-9 / 978-1-74214-689-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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January 2010 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying (MP3)
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74233-838-0 / 978-1-74233-838-5 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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February 2009 : UK Audio Cassette
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-84648-530-4 / 978-1-84648-530-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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February 2009 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-84648-548-7 / 978-1-84648-548-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
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January 2009 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74201-725-8 / 978-1-74201-725-9 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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January 2009 : Australia Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 1-74214-069-6 / 978-1-74214-069-8 (Australia edition)
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing
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December 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
Availability: Amazon   

June 2008 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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June 2008 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   

June 2008 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
ISBN: 0-00-728952-9 / 978-0-00-728952-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: HarperCollins
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Kindle Editions

March 2010 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Household Guide to Dying
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
Publisher: HarperCollins
Availability: Amazon UK   

February 2009 : USA Kindle edition
Title: The Household Guide to Dying: A Novel About Life
Author(s): Debra Adelaide
Publisher: Berkley
Availability: Amazon   



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