This is the fictional story of a family in crisis and a marriage on the rocks. It takes place in London in the house of the Annie and Tom, a middle-aged couple who have been disconnected from each other in many ways for many years. A daughter lives with them, and over the course of the story, a son and baby, plus a mother-in-law and dog also take up residence with them because of the recession.
A detailed look at a family with all of its ups-and-downs. I enjoyed it, and wished that I had been on vacation while reading it.