Mum & Dad

Joanna Trollope

22 October 2020
336 pages


A Richard & Judy Book Club Pick

Set in the vineyards of Spain, Mum & Dad is a heartwarming family drama about later life and healing old wounds. From Joanna Trollope, the number one bestselling author of An Unsuitable Match, filled with her trademark humour and wisdom.

'Trollope’s bestselling novel brings elegance and warmth to a painfully familiar dilemma' – Daily Mail

What happens when family roles are reversed and the children must look after mum and dad?

It’s been twenty-five years since Gus and Monica left England to start a new life in Spain, building a wine business from the ground up. However, when Gus suffers a stroke and their idyllic Mediterranean life is thrown into upheaval, it’s left to their three grown-up children in London to step in . . .

As the children descend on the vineyard, it becomes clear that each has their own idea of how best to handle their mum and dad, as well as the family business. But as long-simmering resentments rise to the surface and tensions reach breaking point, will the family finally fall apart?

'No-one dissects the intricacies of family relationships quite like Joanna Trollope' - Good Housekeeping

No-one dissects the intricacies of family relationships quite like her
Trollope's mastery of the family saga means this tightly plotted tale makes for a thoughtful, absorbing read
A meticulous family drama, bristling with resentment and regret