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The Early Birds

(2017)
(The second book in the Future Homemakers of America series)
A novel by

 
 
The Early Birds is the touching and funny follow-up to The Future Homemakers of America.

'Funny, heartwarming and a real treat. I would recommend it to anyone!' Katie Fforde

'Wit and insight to match Nick Hornby, and the entertainment value of Helen Fielding' Independent on The Future Homemakers of America

'Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!' Marian Keyes

Peggy, the southern belle. Kath, the pragmatist with the only Norfolk accent in New York state. Gayle, the preacher with healing hands. Mrs Colonel Audrey Rudman, forever keeping up the standards of the Officers' Wives Club. Lois, who's never had a thought she didn't voice. Loudly.

Their menfolk may be long retired, but once a US Air Force wife, always an Air Force wife, and the bonds of friendship forged in base after military base are still going strong fifty years later. Time is rendering its Accounts Payable for all of them now: hip replacements, eye problems, forgetfulness and departures.

In this hymn to lifelong female friendship, Peggy soldiers on through new upheavals, including her ex-husband Vern's Alzheimer's diagnosis, the death of one of her nearest and dearest, a life-changing house move and the world-shattering events of 9/11 with the help of her sharp-tongued, often eccentric, but always loyal group of friends.

Genre: Historical

Praise for this book

"One of my favourite writers." - Wendy Holden

"Why is Laurie Graham not carried on people's shoulders through cheering crowds? Her books are brilliant!" - Marian Keyes


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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
ISBN: 1-78429-791-7 / 978-1-78429-791-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Paperback Editions

January 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
ISBN: 1-78429-793-3 / 978-1-78429-793-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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May 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
ISBN: 1-78429-792-5 / 978-1-78429-792-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Quercus
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Audio Editions

February 2018 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
Publisher: Quercus
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February 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
Publisher: Quercus
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
ISBN: 1-4450-7007-3 / 978-1-4450-7007-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


January 2018 : UK Audio CD

Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
ISBN: 1-4450-7008-1 / 978-1-4450-7008-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

May 2017 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
Publisher: Quercus
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May 2017 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Early Birds
Author(s): Laurie Graham
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Availability: Amazon CA