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Title: The Family Tree
Description: Doubleday 2005 Hardback, 384pp. "At a finger buffet held at 24 Beech Drive on the day of Charles and Dianas wedding, Rebecca Monroes mother locked herself in the bathroom and never came out. Was it because her squidgy chocolate log collapsed? Because Rebeccas grandmother married her first cousin? Or can we never know why we do what we do? According to Rebeccas scientist husband, our genes control our fate, but Rebecca is less sure. Can science explain everything? Love? Chance? Who shot JR? Charting her family history, Rebecca discovers that its not just a habit of quoting proverbs and a recipe for sherry trifle that have been passed down the maternal line. Three generations of mistaken marriages, dubiously fathered children and untimely deaths make up the Monroe family DNA. Is Rebecca simply the next twist in the double spiral? Or is Aunty Suzanne, the womens libber, right? That biology need not be destiny? In this tragicomic history of one British family, Carole Cadwalladr asks the most fundamental of questions: who, how and why we are. Author Bio: Carole Cadwalladr is a trained journalist and former lead travel writer for the DAILY TELEGRAPH. She studied English at Oxford and is working on her next novel. 'A real delight to read . such a delicacy of touch . very funny.hugely enjoyable.' MARGARET FORSTER. ", (ISBN: 9780385608312). Near Mint.

Keywords: Fiction9780385608312 9780385608312

Price: NZD 13.50 = appr. US$ 8.72 Seller: Book Haven
- Book number: 1171926

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