At Home with the Templetons

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Author
Monica McInerney
Publisher
Penguin
Genre
Fiction
Released
01 October, 2010

At Home with the Templetons

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    Synopsis

    When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From the outside, the seven Templetons seem so unusual, peculiar even.No one is more intrigued by the family than their neighbours, single mother Nina Donovan and her young son Tom.  Before long, the two families' lives become entwined in unexpected ways, to the delight of Gracie, the youngest of the Templeton daughters.In the years that follow, the relationships between the Templetons and the two Donovans twist and turn in unpredictable and life-changing directions, until a tragedy tears them all apart. What will it take to bring them together again?From Australia's top-selling female novelist comes her best book yet. A wonderfully entertaining and touching story about the perils and pleasures of love, friendship and family.'If you need more proof what a superior storyteller this author is, here it is.' West Australian'A glorious tale . . . Top marks.' Bookseller (UK)'An exquisite novel, which combines well-crafted characters with a captivating story . . . McInerney's latest offering is guaranteed to enthral her legions of adoring fans.' Ulster Tatler (Ireland)
    'A book to enthral you.’ Woman’s Day
     
    Monica McInerney
    About the author

    Monica McInerney

    One of the stars of Australian fiction, Monica McInerney is the author of the internationally bestselling novels A Taste for ItUpside Down Inside OutSpin the BottleThe Alphabet SistersFamily BaggageThose Faraday Girls, At Home with the Templetons, Lola's Secret, The House of Memories, Hello from the Gillespies, The Trip of a Lifetime and The Godmothers, and a short story collection, All Together Now. Those Faraday Girls was the winner of the General Fiction Book of the Year prize at the 2008 Australian Book Industry Awards. In 2006 Monica was the ambassador for the Australian Government initiative Books Alive, with her novella Odd One Out. Monica grew up in a family of seven children in the Clare Valley of South Australia and has been living between Australia and Ireland for twenty years. She and her Irish husband currently live in Dublin.

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