The Family Tree

The Family Tree

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On the day of Charles and Diana's wedding, Rebecca Monroe's mother locked herself in the bathroom and never came out. Was it because her squidgy chocolate log collapsed or because Rebecca's grandmother married her first cousin? Can we never know why we do what we do? 'This clever and moving debut examines three generations of the Monroe family and explores nature versus nurture...thoughtful and immensely entertaining' Observershow more

Product details

  • Paperback | 480 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 34mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • UK ed.
  • 0552772690
  • 9780552772693
  • 834,917

About Carole Cadwalladr

Carole Cadwalladr writes regularly for The Observer. She is at work on her next novel.show more

Review quote

"'This is a sublimely funny and clever first novel, and I predict that it won't be long before the extremely talented Carold Cadwalladr is required reading' " Daily Mail "Hats off to Carole Cadwalladr. Such a pleasure to read. Unpretentious and serious, funny and moving. A rare find" -- Monica Ali Monica Ali "'Half delicious romp, half calamitous chronicle of family breakdown... Every twig on this family tree quivers with life'" Sunday Times "'Carole Cadwalladr's clever and moving debut examines three generations of the Monroe family and explores nature versus nurture...Thoughtful and immensely entertaining'" Observer "'A rare treat, delivered with aplomb'" Sunday Telegraphshow more

Review Text

"'A rare treat, delivered with aplomb'"show more

Back cover copy

'A sublimely funny clever first novel, I predict that it won't long before the extremely talented Carole Cadwalladr is required read.' Daily Mail On the day of Charles and Diana's wedding, Rebecca Monroe's mother locked herself in the bathroom and never came out. Was it because her squidgy chocolate log collapsed or because Rebecca's grandmother married her first cousin? Can we never know why we do what we do? 'Carole Cadwalladr's clever and moving debut examines three generations of the Monroe family and explores nature versus nurture...Thoughtful and immensely entertaining.' Observer 'Such a pleasure to read. Unpretentious and serious, funny and moving. A rare find.' Monica Ali 'Ostensibly, The Family Tree is about the Monroe family: they bicker go on caravnning holidays and throw parties to celebrate the wedding of Charles and Di. But demons are lurking beneath the chintz...It's reading-on-the-escalator stuff.' Time Outshow more

Rating details

804 ratings
3.37 out of 5 stars
5 13% (102)
4 32% (259)
3 39% (313)
2 13% (101)
1 4% (29)
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