If you follow my #littleloves posts you will know that I was asked to take part in a new book tour. This means I have been slowing working my way through Accidental Damage by Alice May. The pace has been less to do with the book and more to do with the sunshine. And of course having two children under three years of age in my house!
‘Accidental Damage’ is the tale of a family of six (mum, dad and four kids) who suddenly find themselves homeless after their old cottage falls down completely out of the blue one day. With nowhere to go they are forced to move into a tent in the garden. The tent is supposed to be a temporary solution but then they find out that their house insurance policy doesn’t cover them and the tent becomes a more permanent fixture.
Told retrospectively from the mother’s point of view, ‘Accidental Damage’ is packed with both humorous anecdotes and brutally honest emotional reactions to what it is like to live in your garden whilst working out how you are going to rebuild your home.
It is a tale of family love and loyalty, proving that if you pull together as a team and look after each other you can survive anything.