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The Dream House

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Kate Hutchinson and her husband Simon are Londoners, performing the balancing act of raising two young children in a cramped terraced house whilst holding down stressful full-time jobs. When everything starts to come apart at the seams they decide to uproot and move to the Suffolk coast. Sacrificing her career, her friends and her independence, Kate battles to make a new life for the family under her mother-in-law's roof - while they search in vain for the perfect home. Months later, with Simon still working all hours and the strains of living with his mother beginning to tell, Kate is questioning the wisdom of their move. Then one evening, out walking, she stumbles upon the house of her dreams, a beautiful place, full of memories - but tantalizingly out of her reach. It belongs to a frail old lady, Agnes, and the two women become close friends. As Kate unravels the dying woman's story she is amazed to discover how much it echoes her own. And as past and present intertwine, Kate is given the strength and inspiration to reforge her own life.

Genre: General Fiction

Praise for this book

"Warm, very true to life and totally engrossing." - Jenny Colgan

"A beautifully written and magical novel about life, love and family." - Cathy Kelly

"What a treat! I devoured it over the weekend. It's so very real and utterly unputdownable." - Chrissie Manby

"Rachel Hore has explored the dream and exposed it in the bright light of reality, with repercussions both tragic and uplifting, adding her own dose of magic. It's engrossing, pleasently surprising and thoroughly readable." - Santa Montefiore

"Brilliantly evocative, wonderfully romantic." - Daisy Waugh


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Hardback Editions

December 2006 : UK Hardback

Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 0-7531-7674-2 / 978-0-7531-7674-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Large Print Books
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Paperback Editions

November 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 1-84983-531-4 / 978-1-84983-531-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
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October 2007 : UK Paperback

Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 0-7531-7675-0 / 978-0-7531-7675-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Publishing
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 1-4165-1099-0 / 978-1-4165-1099-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Pocket Books
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2006 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 1-84983-090-8 / 978-1-84983-090-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Pocket/Simon & Schuster
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Audio Editions

September 2006 : USA Audio edition
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Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
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September 2006 : UK Audio edition
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Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   


September 2006 : UK Audio Cassette

Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
ISBN: 0-7531-3609-0 / 978-0-7531-3609-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

November 2012 : Australia Kindle edition
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Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon AU   


November 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Dream House
Author(s): Rachel Hore
Publisher: Simon & Schuster UK
Availability: Amazon UK