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the most moving and heartfelt novel you'll read this year

Read by Laura Kirman

A gripping and heartfelt story about overcoming the past and finding where you belong.
 
Anna Wilson travels the world as a professional housesitter – stepping into other people’s lives - caring for their homes, pets and sometimes even neighbours. Living vicariously.
 
But all Anna has ever really wanted is a home of her own – a proper one, filled with family and love and happy memories. If only she knew where to start.
 
Growing up in foster care, she always envied her friends their secure and carefree lives, their certainty and confidence. And, while those same friends may have become her family of choice, Anna is still stuck in that nomadic cycle, looking for answers, trying to find the courage to put down roots and find a place to call home.
 
Compelling, rich and evocative, Home is Anna’s journey to discovering that it isn’t where you settle down that matters, but the people you have around you when you do.

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Penny Parkes lives in the Cotswolds. She has appeared at literary festivals around the country and has written for The Telegraph as well as extensively in her local media. You can find her on Twitter and Instagram as @CotswoldPenny 

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio UK (July 8, 2021)
  • Runtime: 12 hours and 11 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781471181948

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– Catherine Isaac, author of The World at My Feet

'As heartbreaking as it is uplifting, this book wouldn’t leave me. I loved it’ 

– Katie Fforde, author of A Wedding in the Country

'Clever, warm and funny, Penny writes with a big heart, a light touch and supreme confidence. Home will be on all the best bookshelves! The ultimate comfort read' 

– Veronica Henry, author of A Wedding at the Beach Hut

‘I loved this warm and touching story about home, belonging, and finding your way in the world. Vivid, evocative and beautifully written, with a message of hope at its heart’ 

– Holly Miller, author of The Sight of You

'Friends are where the heart is… I very much enjoyed this thoughtful and absorbing novel' 

– Kate Eberlen, author of Only You

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