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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (632 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Debra Adelaide Narrator: Eleanor David Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Inspired by her heroine, Isabella Beeton, Delia has made a living writing a series of hugely successful modern household guides, as well as an acerbic domestic advice column. As the book opens, she is not yet 40, but has only a short time to live.

She is preoccupied with how to prepare herself and her family for death, from writing exhaustive lists to teaching her young daughters how to make a perfect cup of tea. What she needs, more than anything, is a manual - exactly the kind she is the expert at writing.

Realising this could be her greatest achievement (for who could be better equipped to write The Household Guide to Dying?) she sets to work. But, in the writing, Delia is forced to confront the ghosts of her past and the events of 14 years previously. There is a journey she needs to make, back to the landscape of her past, and one last vital thing she needs to do.

Hugely original, life affirming and humorous, The Household Guide to Dying illuminates love, loss, family, and the place we call home. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Tonya | 2/20/2014

    " Very good, a lot better than I thought it would be, considering the subject matter! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Nola | 2/5/2014

    " While you may think from the title that you'll spend the whole time crying ... I actually got a lot more laughs, chuckles, and smiles from this book. There were a few places I cried ... but I was supposed to ... so that's okay. Additionally, I really enjoyed the practical aspects ... like how to make the perfect wedding cake or how to shop for a coffin ... as well as the more poetic portions about the beauty of a hen for instance or why laundry is aesthetically important ... or the surprises ... SPOILER ALERT! ... not all slobs are men & I would love to try out her form of guerrilla art. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kylie | 2/2/2014

    " I really enjoyed this book, and read it very quickly. Has some very sad parts, but she is very witty as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mary-Lou Stephens | 1/31/2014

    " Some beautiful moments and ideas. I did shed a few tears at the end. "

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