The Parrots

The Parrots

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Outsiders see things others don't.

Blessed with status, love, wealth and connections the Tennisons seemed the most enviable of families - until Antonella and Matteo Fullardi, dangerously attractive Italian siblings and offspring of an Italian fashion dynasty, enter their well-managed lives.

Calligrapher Katherine, gallery owner Rick and their student son Josh discover that the Fullardis are just as unsettling and alluring as the exotic parrots that now inhabit their tranquil London garden.

But this damaged pair are the catalyst that propel the Tennisons into a spiral of chaos, calling into question their place in a changing world of new money, new morality and new menace.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 256 pages
  • 162 x 240 x 26mm | 484g
  • Fig Tree
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0241146356
  • 9780241146354
  • 1,173,325

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Shulman skewers the everyday problems of family life with a beady eye for domestic detail. * Daily Telegraph * A self-assured and intense examination of a marriage under pressure. * The Times Magazine * A well-executed social satire * Daily Mail * Her prose buzzes with pitch-perfect modernity * Observer * A sparkling tale of seduction and suspense * Tatler * A real sense of menace pervades * Good Housekeeping * An incisive commentary on life in the capital today . . . compelling . . .her pared-down prose has all the clean, unobtrusive elegance of an Armani jacket. * The Lady * Sharply observed and surprisingly salty, this is an engrossing second novel from the editor of British Vogue. * A Little Bird * Kept me eagerly turning the pages way past bedtime . . . would make a fine addition to your holiday reading list. * Cultural Wednesdays *
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About Alexandra Shulman

Alexandra Shulman has edited British Vogue since 1992. She is a contributor to The Times, Daily Mail, Guardian and Daily Telegraph and lives in London. The Parrots is her second novel; her first, Can We Still Be Friends, was published by Fig Tree in 2012.
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155 ratings
3.26 out of 5 stars
5 13% (20)
4 30% (47)
3 34% (53)
2 15% (23)
1 8% (12)
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