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  • Location: Cotswolds, Wales

The Carer

The Carer

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: When a carer comes to take care of John, who really is taking care of whom?

  • Genre: Fiction

What you need to know before your trail

James is getting on a bit and needs full-time help. So Phoebe and Robert, his middle-aged offspring, employ Mandy, who seems willing to take him off their hands. But as James regales his family with tales of Mandy’s virtues, their shopping trips, and the shared pleasure of their journeys to garden centres, Phoebe and Robert sense something is amiss. Is this really their father, the distant figure who never once turned up for a sports day, now happily chortling over cuckoo clocks and television soaps?

Then something happens that throws everything into new relief, and Phoebe and Robert discover that life most definitely does not stop for the elderly. It just moves onto a very different plane – changing all the stories they thought they knew so well.

Travel Guide

Travel around Wales and The Cotswolds with The Carer

Not a book for many locations and the ones that are mentioned are either fictional or vague. This book does take you on a journey through James’ life and memories however and you do get a sense that the home where he now is  is not the place he lives in in his mind. He has memories of many places and many people he’s met along the way.

Wales is mentioned as this is where Stella lives and where she often talks about as being the landscape she loves. She enjoys walks and the outdoors and has memories of many holidays here.

Booktrail Boarding Pass: The Carer

Author/Guide: Debbie Moggach   Destination: Cotswolds, Wales  Departure Time: 2000s

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