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The Gingerbread House

(2017)
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When Tess agrees to move into her aged mother-in-law's idyllic country cottage, she sees it as the perfect opportunity to escape the distractions of the city and start work on a novel. However, life in the Gingerbread House is no fairy tale. Tess is utterly unprepared for the reality of caring for Eleanor, who suffers from dementia.

Feeling increasingly isolated, she struggles to cope as Eleanor fluctuates between violent mood swings, childlike dependency and moments of heart-wrenching lucidity. Meanwhile, Tess' teenage daughter, Katia, is helpless to intercede. In the end she can only watch as things fall apart and a tragedy even closer to home surfaces....

Genre: Literary Fiction

Praise for this book

"Moving, honest, and darkly comic, confronts an issue that has been taboo for too long." - Marian Keyes


Used availability for Kate Beaufoy's The Gingerbread House

Paperback Editions

March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Gingerbread House
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
ISBN: 1-78530-086-5 / 978-1-78530-086-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Black and White Publishing
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Audio Editions

March 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Gingerbread House
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
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March 2018 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: The Gingerbread House
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon AU   


March 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Gingerbread House
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Gingerbread House
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
ISBN: 1-78706-479-4 / 978-1-78706-479-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : UK Audio CD
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Title: The Gingerbread House
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
ISBN: 1-78706-515-4 / 978-1-78706-515-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oakhill Publishing Limited
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

March 2017 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Gingerbread House: An incredibly honest, humbling and touching tale of one family's struggle with dementia
Author(s): Kate Beaufoy
Publisher: Black & White Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU