Moving

Moving

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Edwina Spinner has lived in the same house for over fifty years. It used to be a busy, crowded family home but now Edwina lives alone and it has grown too big for her. She has decided to sell it.

The young estate agent who comes to value the house sees potential. Knock down a few walls, add a wet room. 'People like a project.' But as Edwina takes him from room to room, she is transported back to her old life as a young mother. Back to her first husband Ollie and their twins, James and Rowena. Back to lies and dark secrets and to a stepson whose name Edwina cannot even bear to speak aloud.


As Edwina's story unravels she is revealed as a complex and intriguing person. Not just the 'frail old lady' trapped in her dated house, but a woman who has lived an extraordinary life, full of love and tragedy. Why is she now so alone? What happened to Edwina's family all those years ago?


Moving - Jenny Eclair's fourth novel - reveals a writer at the height of her powers. Gripping, heart-breaking and laced with black humour, it is a novel of family secrets, shocking betrayals and most of all, of home.

Title:Moving
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780751550948
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    Moving Reviews

  • Elaine

    I have been aware of Jenny Éclair for years as a comedienne but I have never read any of her books before. I think I had a preconceived notion that I would get a light, fluffy chick lit read with a h...

  • Laura

    When its tempting to write a one-word review for a book, the word of choice for this one is 'underwhelming.' Despite its high Goodreads rating, I feel much of this is perhaps due to a slight bias by f...

  • Chantal

    This book I bought because I really thought I would like the story. It started off as a good story with daydreaming thoughts of a female with maybe early dementia. Then the second part of this book ca...

  • Kim

    Jenny Éclair has a very fresh and interesting writing style and I can’t wait to read more of her books. This one draws you in from the beginning pages.Edwina decides that her house of the last 50 y...

  • Denise

    A fantastic read, with believable characters, this is an amazing story of family secrets and betrayals, Jenny Eclair had me hooked from the start. This is one one of those books where I couldn't wait ...

  • Agi

    Last year I read Jenny's "Life, Death and Vanilla Slices" and I rated this book with 5 stars, I truly loved this story, it was different and yet felt so very close home, and so I kept my eyes opened o...

  • Kerrie

    A lovely read.I particularly enjoyed Edwina's narrative in the first part of the book, how she remembered the stories as she walked through the house. It was at its simplest a story of a life , of a f...

  • Kirstie

    This is a slow burner. I got to almost half way and thought I wasn’t sure if I’d finish it but I loved it once it picked up pace. All the characters are very well developed- some you like and some...

  • Jill's Book Cafe

    When I got this book I was not sure what to expect. I loved the cover and the synopsis but was also worried that it was written by a comedienne known for her strong, fiesty, opinionated persona. No cr...

  • Jackie Watts

    When I read Life, Death and Vanilla Slices I had no idea what to expect from Jenny Eclair and - although I probably should have realised that a comedienne needs a reasonable degree of insight into the...