How old do you have to be before you stop going on holiday with your parents? Nick's 36 and married and he hasn't cracked it yet.
Nick could have a great time in Malta if it weren't for one thing: his family. His wife Laura, biological clock ticking, is desperate for children and that means a nightly test of Nick's ingenuity to resist her amorous advances. There's Dad, afflicted with Parkinson's, scarcely able to walk or talk, unsure which country or decade he's in and obsessed by sex and lavatories. And there's Mum, with a personality to match her 18 stone (although she's convinced she's a size 10). And then there's the ghost from Dad's wartime past, come back to haunt them all...
John Harding's bestselling novel captures that time in all our lives when we find ourselves looking after the very people we'd always assumed would be there to look after us.Moving, compassionate and very funny, it has now been made into a powerful television drama.
'A wonderful novel...written with great humour and a rare generosity of spirit'
'Wonderfully funny, original and moving...Harding has knife-sharp observation, immaculate timing, and the guts to take his story as far as it will go'
'At times so moving it's painful to read...beautifully written and very funny'WOMAN'S OWN
Starring Shane Richie, Roger Lloyd-Pack and Pauline Collins, What We Did On Our Holiday is an ITV Production for ITV. Producer Chris Carey. Executive Producer Shefali Malhoutra
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