The quirky residents of Madrigal Close are back as Anna and Cass prepare to celebrate baby Florrie s christening. Andy, Florrie s gay father, is dating his old flame Tony, but Tony contrives to split up the family whilst Ida, the next-door neighbour from hell, also sticks her nose in. Meanwhile Greg, who lives across the road, is bringing up his daughter alone and dating Shirley. But when his ex, Acorn, the now famous eco-poet, walks back into their lives everything is turned upside down. Anna s wanton friend Ruby has to decide whether to settle down with her young lover Johnnie, whilst Shirley s relationship and family falls apart when her mother moves into the flat above the Cosmic Cafe after discovering her husband s affair. Each of the residents lives converge at the Cosmic Cafe as they struggle to make decisions that could alter all of their lives forever.
?Around the Houses is a delicious urban fable de nos jours? Attitude ?A distinctive new voice in women?s fiction who offers a refreshingly quirky insight into the realities of contemporary London?