Seven Days of Us
An emotional but ultimately uplifting holiday story * Kirkus Review * Warm hearted, witty and wise, Seven Days Of Us is hugely entertaining * Saskia Sarginson, bestselling author of The Twins * An engrossing and funny study of a middle-class British family in crisis. I loved it! -- Keith Stuart, bestselling author of A Boy Made of Blocks It's a cliche to say this book is a rollercoaster but the sun came up and the sun went down, people cried for help, and the bath overflowed, and I couldn't move, captivated by this extraordinary page-turner. The plot is compulsive and doesn't let up till the very last chapter. It has more twists and turns than Hampton Court Maze and yet Francesca Hornak guides one through it all with a confident hand until one puts it down, exhausted but exhilarated by such a rollicking good read. Terrific -- Virginia Ironside Touching, funny, emotionally intelligent, Seven Days of Us is pure pleasure from beginning to end. It's stylishly written and totally engrossing. I really, really loved it -- Adele Geras Gripping, powerfully emotional and life-affirming. I read it in one sitting! * Bestselling author Maeve Haran * Hornak's wry, masterful portrayal of a family in crisis is filled with flawed and funny characters who will capture - and break - your heart * Fiona Davis, author of The Dollhouse * LOVED it! Warm and humane, funny and sad, with a great, twisty plot, Seven Days of Us is absolute pleasure reading from beginning to end. Francesca Hornak is a true talent. Just gorgeous! * Marian Keyes * Francesca Hornak is hilariously funny with characters that jump off the page, grab you, and just won't let go. * Rosamund Lupton * I LOVED Seven Days of Us. The story swallowed me up. It has all the makings of your classic rom-com, with characters that are both remarkable yet wonderfully relatable, thanks to Francesca Hornak's acutely observational storytelling. The family tension is all too real. Brilliant! * The Unmumsy Mum *
Francesca Hornak is a journalist and writer, whose work has appeared in newspapers and magazines including The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Red, Grazia and Stylist. Her column History Of The World In 100 Modern Objects first appeared in The Sunday Times Style Magazine in 2013 and ran for two years, later becoming a title with Portico. Francesca is also the author of a second non-fiction book, Worry with Mother (Portico).