At Home with the Templetons by Monica McInerney – book club discussion

At Home with the Templetons

by Monica McInerney

When the Templeton family from England takes up residence in a stately home in country Australia, they set the locals talking – and with good reason. From Australia’s top-selling female novelist comes her best book yet – a wonderfully entertaining and touching story about the perils and pleasures of love, friendship and family => http://bit.ly/WJrgUH (includes book club notes)

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