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A Perfect Home [Paperback]

Kitty Glanville
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7 Aug 2012
Claire appears to have it all - the kind of life you read about in magazines; a beautiful cottage, three gorgeous children, a handsome husband in William and her own flourishing vintage textile business. But when an interiors magazine sends a good-looking photographer to take pictures of Claire's perfect home, he makes her wonder if the house means more to William than she does. This is the beautifully observed and poignant love story of a woman who has to find out if home really is where the heart is.
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Product details

  • Paperback: 358 pages
  • Publisher: Berkley Books; 1 edition (7 Aug 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0425247775
  • ISBN-13: 978-0425247778
  • Product Dimensions: 19 x 13 x 3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (58 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 117,249 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Kate Glanville was born in West Africa to Irish parents. Kate now lives in the village of Bethlehem on the edge on The Brecon Beacons National Park with her three children, four cats and a dog. She graduated with a degree in fashion design at Central St. Martins and worked in the textile industry before becoming a ceramic artist. Kate's tableware designs have been sold in shops and galleries all over the world including Liberty, Conran Shop, Fortnum & Masons and Fired Earth. Among her many customers Kate has produced ceramics for The Prince of Wales, Madonna, Roger Daltry and Robbie Williams. Despite a successful career as a visual artist Kate has been writing stories since the age of eight. Despite terrible spelling and bad handwriting she never up on her dreams of becoming a published author. A Perfect Home (published in 2012 under the name Kitty Glanville)and Heartstones are her first two novels. She is currently working on her third.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars wondeful first novel 5 Nov 2013
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This is a riveting read, I couldnt put it down. Wonderful insights into family life and relationships, funny and exciting by turns. I think most women would enjoy it and it is exciting enough to appeal to many men. Terrific for long journeys or stays in bed, the time would pass miraculously.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Must read 15 July 2014
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Purchased this after reading 'Heartstones' by the same author and although the stories are completely different the superb writing of the author shines through - I would thoroughly recommend reading anything by Kate Glanville and look forward to purchasing more.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Perfect Home 28 July 2013
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Kitty Glanville is an extremely talented writer. If you enjoy Joanna Trollope you'll enjoy this book. Do hope she'll write more.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feel good story 10 Aug 2014
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I really enjoyed this story and felt it evoked emotions in me willing the main character to make changes to her life, for good. It is well written and easy to read. I literally read it in a few hours and was sad when it ended. I read this after enjoying "Heartstones" by the same author. I'm looking forward to more for on this author.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Un-put-downable 1 Sep 2013
By Jules N
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Really enjoyed reading "A Perfect Home" and like a previous reviewer, I could not put it down - I needed to know what was happening next in Claire's life. I eagerly await Kitty Glanville's next book
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Claire has three beautiful children, a gorgeous husband, William and a growing vintage textile business. The photo shoot by Idyllic Homes of their stunning cottage gives her more than she expected.
William has a busy job by day and evenings and weekends he is passionately extending their home, with a new conservatory, a new kitchen etc.
Stefan the photographer for the magazine is gorgeous and charming and makes Claire laugh, he is good with the children and the cat. There is a definite spark between them and Claire begins to question her perfect life.
Claire's spare time is taken up with creating and sourcing things for her new business,'Emily Love'.
Her and William don't spend much time together like they did before the children came along. Her favourite room is the kitchen filled with colour and fittings she chose and made. The rest of the house has been William and his mothers vision.
Life has a way of moving you in different directions, some of those not planned. This book for me was an excellent read, I warmed to the characters easily and was unsure of the outcome until just before the end. This is the first book I have read by Kate Glanville courtesy of lovereading.co.uk but it will not be my last. I have already downloaded her other book to start next. I recommend you to read this I am sure you will enjoy.
A perfect home is where the heart is.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't start this if you have things to do! 11 Aug 2014
By KT
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Having read both Heartstones and (in a day!) A Perfect Home, I'll definitely be watching out for more books by Kate Glanville. I love her writing style and how well she depicts her characters - wouldn't you just love to slap the mother in law! Her stories suck you in effortlessly so that turning the light off, getting on with those urgent jobs etc just becomes impossible. You just have to keep reading!
Well done again Kate.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars great 14 Aug 2014
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This is not my usual type of book but had enjoyed heartstones by this author so gave this a go and really enjoyed it.She is a good writer her storys are very easy to read,good dialogue between the characters. I hope she writes another novel I would certainly read it. She is very descriptive which really brings the story to life.I expect there are a few mothers like Williams.I certainly recommend this novel.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A perfect home
This is a heart warming book,beautifully written. A perfect chill out story to unwind to. I gave it 5 stars because the visual imagery was wonderful and it was a lovely summer read... Read more
Published 1 day ago by Mrs S
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
Excellent read
Published 1 day ago by Sharon
4.0 out of 5 stars Good weekend read
Excellent weekend/holiday read. a book to make you laugh, cry and think about your own life. I'd like to read more of Kate's books.
Published 1 day ago by Approver
5.0 out of 5 stars The Perfect Home
A really enjoyable read. A love story in every sense of the word, full of twists and turns that were unexpected and sometimes alarming. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Sally Bailey
5.0 out of 5 stars Thoroughly enjoyed it
A good read with twists and turns. I love the details she paints into the picture and the way she writes.
Published 2 days ago by Mrs. L. Brazell
4.0 out of 5 stars I like it
A good read but a little too Hollywood at the end!
Published 2 days ago by Mrs T D Clark
4.0 out of 5 stars Very enjoyable
It's about two very different people who get married and how slowly things begin to fall apart as they both realise they want different things
Published 2 days ago by yorkshire
5.0 out of 5 stars When your husband is obsessed with DIY what do you do?
Claire has a perfect home that her husband loves to improve. when the chance arises to show the house off in a magazine things change. Read more
Published 2 days ago by Jayne
5.0 out of 5 stars I love it
Very enjoyable book
Published 2 days ago by john archbold
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovely holiday read
This book, made me smile, made me laugh and made me cry. Makes you think about what really matters in life! Perfect holiday read.
Published 3 days ago by Mrs Alanna Fuller
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