Richard and Judy Book Club

Happy Families by Julie Ma - Winner of the 2020 Richard & Judy Search for a Bestseller

Amy Li is thirty-four and has just given up her glittering career in the big city to move back in with her grandfather, Ah Goong, in the flat above the Chinese takeaway run by her family – but why? What has drawn her away from the hustle and bustle of city life and back to a sleepy town in rural Wales?

Amy's grandfather, Ah Goong and her father, TC Li, haven't spoken to each other in thirty years, yet have strangely lived in the same flat above the takeaway for most of those years, with Amy's mother Joan acting as their unfortunate go-between and buffer.

Now Amy's parents have moved, leaving her in charge of looking after the old man. But then Ah Goong collapses in the street and Amy realises time is running out if she wants to play happy families again...

"We thought 'Happy Families' was GREAT" - Richard Madeley

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Happy Families by Julie Ma

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