The Household Guide to Dying

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Desperate Housewives meets Six Feet Under in this brilliantly moving and darkly comic novel, which charts the attempts of dying heroine Delia – a modern day Mrs Beeton – to prepare her family for the future and lay to rest a ghost from her past.

Delia Bennet has made a living writing a series of hugely successful modern household guides, with advice on everything from laundry to lovers.

The one thing she hasn’t ever given advice on is her own situation: barely forty but dying.

To prepare her family, she tries everything from writing lists to teaching her daughters to make the perfect cup of tea. What she really needs is a household guide: the kind she is expert at writing. She sets to work.

But the writing forces Delia to confront painful ghosts from her past. there is a journey she needs to make, and one last vital thing she must do…

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‘Darkly comic novel with a tone that is Desperate Housewives meets Six Feet Under…this is caustic and hilarious, as well as heart-warming. A clever read that stays with you for a long time' Red

'Adelaide's moving novel captures both the hope and sadness of Delia's plight' Daily Mail

'A novel about loving and grieving…filled with humour, warmth and sadness – just like life' Good Reading

‘I found this novel entrancing. The Household guide to Dying is a joyous, irreverent romp of a book that resonates deep inside long after you finish. Delia's magical, crystalline voice made me fervently wish that she was real and that I knew her.’ PATRICIA WOOD, Lottery

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Debra Adelaide is the author of two novels which were published in Australia and four themed collections of fiction and memoirs. She has worked as a researcher, editor and book reviewer, and has a PhD from the University of Sydney. She is now a senior lecturer in creative writing at the University of Technology, Sydney. She has three children and several chickens.

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