The Birthday Party

The Birthday Party

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Poppy's family is gathering to celebrate her eightieth birthday. Her children, grandchildren and even one great-grandchild are converging on her Sussex home. As she prepares to welcome them all, her mind goes back over her life - to her tough childhood in Yorkshire, to her mother, who scrimped and saved to bring her up decently, to her three husbands and to Alun, the great love of her life who was taken from her by the war. Yes, she has had a full life - a lot fuller than her family realises. As they toast their beloved matriarch, little do they know what an extraordinary and often shocking life she has led...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 106 x 176 x 30mm | 222.26g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Corgi Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • New edition
  • New edition
  • 0552147923
  • 9780552147927

About Elvi Rhodes

Elvi Rhodes bestselling novels include Opal, Ruth Appleby, The Golden Girls, Madeleine, the House of Bonneau, Cara's Land, The Rainbow Through the Rain, The Bright One, The Mountain, Portrait of Chloe, Spring Music and Midsummer Meeting. She lives in Sussex.show more

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Poppy's family is gathering to celebrate her eightieth birthday. Her children, grandchildren and even one great-grandchild are converging on her Sussex home. As she prepares to welcome them all, her mind goes back over her life - to her tough childhood in Yorkshire, to her mother, who scrimped and saved to bring her up decently, to her three husbands and to Alun, the great love of her life who was taken from her by the war. Yes, she has had a full life - a lot fuller than her family realises. As they toast their beloved matriarch, little do they know what an extraordinary and often shocking life she has led... A warmly entertaining new novel from this greatly-loved bestselling author.show more

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32 ratings
3.46 out of 5 stars
5 19% (6)
4 25% (8)
3 41% (13)
2 16% (5)
1 0% (0)
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