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The Long Way Home

(2021)
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A family secret, a mysterious legacy, and a journey that will change everything…
 
When Isla, a 65-year-old grandmother, is left nothing but an old painting in her mother’s will, while her sisters and aunt inherit the estate, she is devastated. Close to retirement, getting ready to live on her own terms, the last thing she expects at this time of her life is such turmoil. So, to find an explanation for her mother’s rejection, she embarks on a road-trip.
 
But, right at the last moment, she’s forced to take her sullen – and, in her view, impossible – 14-year-old granddaughter Charlie with her. Cramped together in Isla’s car with her smelly old dog, these ill-assorted travelling companions set off to uncover some shattering and life-changing family truths at the same time as learning to love each other…
 
The Long Way Home is set in the UK and 1950s Paris where the story really begins, spanning four generations of women and the secrets that get passed down through them.

Praise for Fanny Blake's novels:

‘No-one does family and friendship better than Fanny . . . Warm, funny, wise and relatable’ Veronica Henry
‘Loved it . . . a beautiful story of coming back to life in middle age, full of love, joy and hope’ Liz Fenwick
‘A hopeful, warm, generous-hearted novel about how love transcends difference’ Julie Cohen
'A warm, uplifting read' Rosanna Ley
'The plot reels you in until you have no choice but to devour every word' heat
'Absorbing, intelligent and an absolute joy to read' Daily Express
'A fantastic read from one of our favourite authors' Bella

Genre: General Fiction

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Hardback Editions

January 2021 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Long Way Home
Author(s): Fanny Blake
ISBN: 1-4711-9359-4 / 978-1-4711-9359-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

June 2021 : UK Paperback

Title: The Long Way Home
Author(s): Fanny Blake
ISBN: 1-4711-9361-6 / 978-1-4711-9361-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

January 2021 : USA, Australia, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Way Home
Author(s): Fanny Blake
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


January 2021 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Long Way Home
Author(s): Fanny Blake
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK