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A Not Quite Perfect Family

3.93 based on 40 ratings & 10 reviews on

06 April 17


Funny, feisty and all-too-true, A Not Quite Perfect Family by Claire Sandy is for anyone who loves their family so much they’d just like a weekend away from them.

Fern Carlile has a lot on her plate. It’s a good thing she loves her big, imperfectly perfect family, because she’s the one who washes their pants, de-fleas the dog and runs her own business. A hearty meal is the one thing that brings the Carliles together – but over the course of a year, the various courses also pull them apart.

Around the table sits an eight-year-old militant feminist, a pair of teenage accidental parents, and a cantankerous OAP. Fern’s husband needs an extra seat for his spectacular midlife crisis.

Will Fern’s marriage be over by the time coffee is served? Perhaps she’ll give in and have the hot new dish that looks so tempting. Decisions, decisions . . .

In the media

A warm and amusing easy read, full of gentle suspense and South-West sunshine
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A great summer read
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About Claire Sandy

Claire Sandy lives in Surrey with her husband and daughter and enjoys baking, reading, writing, eating, dressing up her dog and inventing new things to do with gin. She is the author of several laugh-out-loud novels, including What Would Mary Berry Do?, A Very Big House in the Country and Snowed in for Christmas.