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Like A House On Fire

Like A House On Fire

SOME FAMILIES GET ON LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE…

‘A triumph of a novel’
BETH O’LEARY, author of The Flatshare

‘Acutely observed and brilliantly funny’
CLARE MACKINTOSH, author of After The End

‘Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie, Like A House On Fire is everything I love in a book … I was hooked from page one. Bravo, what a triumph!’
JOSIE SILVER, author of One Day In December

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Things Stella and George have had blazing rows about:

– Misquoting Jurassic Park
– Leaving a Coke can on the side of the bath
– Fitting car seats for their hypothetical kids

In other news, they’re getting divorced.

But first, Stella’s mum is throwing a murder mystery party and – with her dad losing his job, her mum’s recent diagnosis, and some very odd behaviour from her sister – now is not the time to tell everyone.

All Stella and George have to do is make it through the day without their break-up being discovered – though it will soon turn out that having secrets runs in the family…

* * * * * Authors getting on LIKE A HOUSE ON FIRE * * * * *

‘I loved it – funny and sad and relatable and deeply human’
HARRIET TYCE, author of Blood Orange

‘A keenly observed tale of family intrigue and craziness that will make you laugh and tough your heart’
MIKE GAYLE, author of Half A World Away

‘Sheer delight from start to finish’
LESLEY KARA, author of The Rumour

‘Painfully astute and brilliantly funny’
BETH O’LEARY, author of The Flatshare

‘Witty, whip-smart and wincingly observant, pure entertainment from start to finish. A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year’
CATHY BRAMLEY, author of The Lemon Tree Cafe

‘Funny, moving and astute. A triumph!’
NICOLA MOSTYN, author of The Love Delusion

‘A total joy from start to finish, Like A House on Fire is a treat to savour. Readers will all recognise (with affection) someone within its pages.’
CHARLOTTE DUCKWORTH, author of The Rival

‘Absolutely loved Like A House On Fire. A proper delight’
RICHARD ROPER, author of Something To Live For

‘Hilarious and brilliant and clever in that way only Caroline knows how to be. So compelling, I couldn’t put it down’
LUCY VINE, author of Hot Mess

‘Caroline Hulse is a very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty’
KATE EBERLEN, author of Miss You
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Genre: Fiction & Related Items / Modern & Contemporary Fiction (post C 1945)

On Sale: 14th May 2020

Price: £14.99

ISBN-13: 9781409178347

Reviews

Caroline Hulse is a very funny writer and a wonderfully compassionate observer of human frailty
Kate Eberlen
I SO enjoyed Like A House on Fire - Acutely observed and brilliantly funny. Very Nina Stibbe
Clare Mackintosh
I loved it - Funny and sad and relatable and deeply human. A big hat tip to the citing of We Need To Talk About Kevin, too
Harriet Tyce
Absolutely loved Like A House on Fire. A proper delight
Richard Roper
Witty, whip-smart and wincingly observant, pure entertainment from start to finish. A Caroline Hulse book is a reading highlight of my year
Cathy Bramley
Sheer delight from start to finish
Lesley Kara
I could not put Like a House on Fire down. Funny, moving and astute. A triumph!
Nicola Mostyn
Part Fleabag, part Agatha Christie, Like A House On Fire is everything I love in a book. A sharply observed study of relationships packed with subtle wit, I was hooked from page one. Bravo Caroline, what a triumph!
Josie Silver
Painfully astute and brilliantly funny, Like A House On Fire is a triumph of a novel. I loved it
Beth O'Leary
I loved Caroline Hulse's first novel, The Adults, so much, and I love her second book EVEN MORE. Like A House On Fire is hilarious and brilliant and clever in that way only Caroline knows how to be. The story is so compelling, I couldn't put it down, and the writing is so fresh and relatable. Highly, highly recommend!
Lucy Vine
A total joy from start to finish, Like A House on Fire is a treat to savour. Caroline's perceptive, warm and witty characterisation brings this book to life - readers will all recognise (with affection) someone within its pages. I absolutely loved it and can't wait to read Caroline's next book
Charlotte Duckworth
An engaging domestic drama with well-drawn characters.
Candis Magazine
Warm, witty & brilliantly realised.
Daily Mail
A riveting read that shows the lengths people will go to to keep up appearances, this will reel you in and keep you hooked.
Heat Magazine
Hulse astutely taps into the underlying tensions of family life [...]. A deliciously dark comedy of manners.
Daily Express