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A deliciously funny, poignant and wry novel, full of surprising twists and turns from a writer whose clear-sighted observations of how people work - for readers of Anne Tyler, Ann Patchett and Elizabeth Strout

"The Moggach miracle continues' The Times

James, once an erudite and eminent professor, is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as time goes on, and James regales his family with tales of Mandy's skills, her shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres and watching birds, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps?

Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane - changing all the stories they thought they knew so well.

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Unputdownable, fun and tender with characters that jump off the page. Perfection (Marian Keyes)

Moggach is at the height of her powers with this book, which moves from a beautifully observed comedy of middle-class life to an immensely moving celebration of two imperfect marriages (Sunday Times)

A cracking, crackling social comedy with some brilliant people observations about ageing and a devilish plot twist (Robbie Millen The Times)

Moggach's latest is full of warmth and humour as well as blistering truths about the sorrowful threads that bind families (Daily Mirror)

This is a world full of charm, warmth and pitch-perfect humour, but it is also a world punctuated by Moggach's blistering truths on the tangled, sorrowful threads of resentment and disappointment that bind families together

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Infuses the subject with her trademark humour and pathos, reshaping a societal dilemma into a family drama, by turns compelling and surprising - her nuanced characterisations make the subject matter really come alive (Hannah Beckerman Observer)

Moggach addresses an all too common nightmare with ruthless honesty and sublime wit - The Carer is one of the funniest novels I have read for ages (Kate Saunders The Times)

If you enjoyed THE BEST EXOTIC MARIGOLD HOTEL, there's a chance you'll love the author's new novel even more. A heartwarming triumph (Woman & Home)

Wickedly, witty entertainment. Moggach is so very good at describing the ordinary, she transforms it into the unusual, shocking and fascinating. Behind the normality of people's lives there often lies an extraordinary story. It's this that Moggach tells with insight, acute observation of character and mordant humour. The Carer is an immediately relevant work, a fiction anchored in reality (Spectator)

Surprising, funny and certain to have more than one reader wincing in recognition (The i)

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A deliciously waspish, witty and poignant novel of age, siblings and growing up - for readers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, Elizabeth Strout and Ann Tyler

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