The Gingerbread House

Author(s): Kate Beaufoy

Fiction - General

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 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. The Gingerbread House is a deeply moving novel: a compassionate and occasionally wickedly funny tale of a family's agonizing struggle with dementia.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781785300868
  • : Black and White Publishing Limited
  • : Black and White Publishing Limited
  • : March 2017
  • : --- length: - '19.8' width: - '12.9' units: - Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Paperback
  • : Paperback
  • : 208
  • : 208
  • : Kate Beaufoy
  • : Kate Beaufoy
  • : 823.92
  • : 823.92
  • : English
  • : English