Come and Tell Me Some Lies

Come and Tell Me Some Lies

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Gabriella has many siblings and more animals. Her father is an impoverished poet with a penchant for mending cars with string and optimism, her mother a classicist now more concerned with trying to keep track of spiralling chaotic family life than the declining of verbs.Gabriella and her brothers run amuck through the attics and wilderness garden of their home, Mildney. Here she observes and experiences the triumphs and pitfalls of belonging to a wayward family, and longs for conformity. Her failure to achieve it is absolute.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 16mm | 158.76g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 0747264813
  • 9780747264811
  • 794,218

About Raffaella Barker

Raffaella Barker is the daughter of novelist Elspeth and poet George Barker. She lives in Norfolk, and is a regular contributor to Country Life and the Sunday Telegraph.show more

Review quote

The whole is suffused with love. To write well and with such open-hearted affection is an achievement * Observer * She writes beautifully... Combining, with apparent ease, emotion and admirable precision * Independent on Sunday *show more

Rating details

82 ratings
3.57 out of 5 stars
5 18% (15)
4 41% (34)
3 24% (20)
2 11% (9)
1 5% (4)
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