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  • Published: 19 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405934541
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

The Family Holiday

Escape to the Cotswolds for a heartwarming story of love and family

A stunning new novel from the Number One bestseller about the joys and heartbreaks of reuniting a divided family

Charlie is determined to celebrate his eightieth birthday surrounded by family. The trouble is that ever since he lost his wife - the true north of the Chamberlain family - his children's differences have pulled them apart.

His daughter Laura is divorced and struggling. And with her teenage son accused of a crime by his girlfriend's parents, she doesn't know which crisis to deal with first. Charlie's sons couldn't be in more different positions: Scott has recently married, acquiring two stepdaughters and breaking out of his 'confirmed bachelor' ways. Nick is still reeling from losing his wife in a tragic accident, and coping alone with their three young children.

Now, brought together for Charlie's birthday and two weeks away from the world, the family must untangle what divides them and discover, at last, what binds them all together . . .

  • Published: 19 January 2021
  • ISBN: 9781405934541
  • Imprint: Michael Joseph
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 432
  • RRP: $19.99

About the author

Elizabeth Noble

Elizabeth Noble lives in New York with her husband and two daughters. Her three previous novels, The Reading Group, The Tenko Club and Alphabet Weekends were all Sunday Times bestsellers, with The Reading Group reaching Number One.

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Praise for The Family Holiday

Elizabeth Noble's unerring eye depicts family life in all its forms, good and bad, in a way we will all recognise. I loved this book

Katie Fforde

An utterly absorbing multi-generational tale - the beautiful, relatable writing we've come to expect from Elizabeth Noble, with a touch of summer magic that makes this her best yet. I adored it

Penny Parkes

Praise for Elizabeth Noble

A moving and warm-hearted novel about love in all its forms...Nobody weaves a complex web of stories with quite the same skill as Elizabeth Noble

Sunday Express

Witty, affectionate and unashamedly tear-jearking


Irresistible comfort read


Tissues are essential. You'll ricochet between delicately watering eyes at the romance of it all and howling sobs at the unbearable tenderness

Daily Express

Honest and beautifully written

Woman & Home

Tender, thoughtful and heartrending. The Chamberlains remind us of the strength and comfort of family bonds

Beth Morrey

The Family Holiday is a perfect read for those who can't be with our own families of go on holiday to get away from them

Red Online

Packing in the style, detail and deftly weaving many narrative strands together, Noble produces an absorbing, moving and uplifting read

Daily Mail

Wisdom, warmth and wit in a sumptuous setting - you won't be able to tear yourself away. Elizabeth's understanding of how families tick is second to none. A summer delight - strawberries and cream in book form. Wonderful!

Veronica Henry

I utterly adored this book. The Family Holiday resonates with us all . . . you're going to love watching the Chamberlain family blossom

Daily Record

A novel filled with joy and heartbreak

Inside Soap

'I loved this feelgood, relatable family saga'


Included in Zoe West's book club picks

Woman's Weekly



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