David Cross can’t tell Ed or Lucy that he is in some ways happier now that their mother is dead; to his own mind he is more himself than he has been for nearly 40 years. When Nancy was alive, he had secrets that he kept from her. Now that she is dead, he has a secret that he must keep from his children: He is not unhappy.
To Heaven by Water is a touching and hilarious portrait of the Cross family trying to come to terms with the loss of their mother.
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Lovely pensive book
I've just listened to this for the second time because I enjoyed it so much the first. Perhaps because I'm in my fifties, it rang a lot of bells. I love the writing - it is unselfconscious and straightforward. And the characters are all believably flawed.
David - because he recognises his failings and just gets on with it.
The elephants attacking the Toyota in the Kalahari.
- Jenny Jones
I love his writing and Nigel Anthony did a fantastic job-one of the best readers
Previous Justin Cartwright book that I had read-published last year I think-about the financial dynasty
I just loved the way he could do the female characters too!
More Nigel Anthony please