Welcome back to this week’s Talk of the Town link up. A book post sharing linky that I co-host with Shaz at Jera’s Jamboree. I hope you’ve all had a good Easter break and have lots of new bookish posts to share with us!
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During April Talk of the Town have been showcasing The Gingerbread House by Kate Beaufoy.
An emotionally compelling and yet darkly funny tale, The Gingerbread House is the story about a family’s struggle with the devastation of dementia, as well as an exploration of the power of storytelling.
Publisher: Black and White Publishing (23 Feb. 2017)
Nestled among cherry trees in a picturesque country garden, the Gingerbread House resembles an illustration from an old-world storybook. But beware! For in the fairy-tale, that’s where the witch lives…
Away from the city, with no distractions, the Gingerbread House seems like the perfect place to start work on a novel. That’s what former advertising copywriter Tess thinks when she goes there to live with Eleanor, her aged mother-in-law. But Eleanor is suffering from dementia, and caring for her proves tougher than Tess could ever have imagined: feeling increasingly isolated, her only comfort is wine o’clock and weekend visits from her husband. Meanwhile her 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.
Kate Beaufoy has an MA in French and English literature from Trinity College Dublin. As Kate Thompson she has had a dozen novels published, including the Number One bestseller The Blue Hour, which was shortlisted for the RNA award. Kate has contributed to numerous publications and broadcast media in both Ireland and the UK. A former actress, she was the recipient of a Dublin Theatre Festival Best Actress Award. She lives some of the year in Dublin and some on the West coast of Ireland, and is happily married with one daughter. Kate is an advanced-level scuba diver, a wild swimmer, and the keeper of a bewitching Burmese cat.
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I’m linking up with Six Stories by Matt Wesolowski; told as a series of podcasts, it was a great to listen to via audio book.
I’m off to a book blogger and author meet up in Birmingham today so I’ll catch up with all your link ups over the Bank Holiday weekend – have a good one!