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  • Published: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781405917902
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

Wish You Were Here




A house in the south of France. A holiday of a lifetime. What could be nicer? What could possibly go wrong?

When Flora, James and their two teenage daughters are offered the holiday of a lifetime in a chateau in the south of France in return for one simple good deed, they jump at the chance. They exchange the confines of Clapham, the weight of the mortgage and anxieties over their future for a blissful break.

But Flora didn't anticipate a mysterious guest and a whole heap of family baggage coming too.

With James developing a schoolboy crush on a famous singer and Flora distracted by ghosts from her past, their dream holiday suddenly takes some very unexpected turns.

  • Published: 26 February 2015
  • ISBN: 9781405917902
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the author

Catherine Alliott

Catherine Alliott started her first novel under the desk when she worked as an advertising copywriter. She was duly fired. With time on her hands she persevereed with the novels, which happily flourished. In the early days, she produced a baby with each book, but after three stuck to the writing as it was less painful. She writes with the nearest pen in exercise books, either in the garden or on a sofa. Home is a rural spot on the Herts/Bucks borders which she shares with her family and a menagerie of horses, cows, chickens and dogs, which at the last count totalled thirty-four beating hearts, including her husband. Some of her household have walk-on parts in her novels, but only the chickens would probably recognise themselves. The Secret Life of Evie Hamilton is her tenth book and first for Penguin.

Additional information:
- She's scared of computers.
- She's hopeless at reversing but always leaves a note.
- She's better than she looks at tennis.

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Praise for Wish You Were Here

Warm, witty, easy to read... a thoroughly engaging, entertaining read

Daily Mail

A breezy, comic, summery romp that will appeal to fans of Jilly Cooper

Sunday Mirror

While you'll probably be glad that you're not on this holiday with the Murray-Browns, make sure to take them on yours. This book will also win you points as a great Mother's Day gift.

Jade Craddock, Heat Magazine

Compulsively readable

The Times

Hilarious and full of surprises

Daily Telegraph

The writing is both intelligent and sparkling.

Marian Keyes

A huge treat. Hilarious yet poignant.

Sophie Kinsella

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