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If you read Claire Sandy’s last novel, What Would Mary Berry Do?, you know you’re in for a treat with her latest, A Very Big House in the Country. And what better time to win and read a book about three families sharing a summer holiday home than during these long, hot, lazy summer days?
For one long hot summer in Devon, three families are sharing one very big house in the country. The Herreras: made up of two tired parents, three grumbling children and one promiscuous dog; the Littles: he's loaded (despite two divorces and five kids), she's gorgeous, but maybe the equation for a truly happy marriage is a bit more complicated than that; and the Browns, who seem oddly jumpy around people, but especially each other.
By the pool, new friendships blossom; at the aga door, resentments begin to simmer. Secret crushes are formed and secret cigarettes cadged by the teens, as the adults loosen their inhibitions with litres of white wine and start to get perhaps a little too honest …Mother hen to all, Evie Herreras has a life-changing announcement to make, one that could rock the foundations of her family. But will someone else beat her to it?
To enter to win, simply leave a comment telling us what you’re getting up to this weekend. A winner will be picked at random after the closing date on Friday 31 July and contacted at the email address used to enter. UK and Ireland only.