Malpractice and mayhem – the events of a single day at a care home are described with humour and compassion in this fast-paced novel.
Edith was a child when Stoneycrest was her family home. Now she’s an alert and watchful resident. She hatches a plot to expose the malpractice she sees going on around her, aided and abetted by Len, another resident. Spiro, the owner, has his own plans for Stoneycrest, as does his love on the side, Marion the manager of the home. Tass, his niece, is more straightforward in her aims. She just wants lots of cash from Spiro. The day unfolds in surprising ways, as the characters pursue their own ends with varying degrees of calamity and success.
‘A Home from Home’ is a novel which brings together once again the particular blend of humour and compassion for which this long-established writer is known. Thought-provoking entertainment is Susan Barrett’s stock in trade.