The Birthday Party, Paperback Book
4.5 out of 5 (1 rating)


The stars are coming out to play ...The brilliant novel from the author of THE BEACH HUT. Secrets, rivalry, glamour - it's time for the party of the year...Delilah has lived out her tempestuous marriage to hell-raiser Raf in the glare of the media spotlight.

Now planning a milestone birthday, she has more on her mind than invitations. Raf has been offered a part in a movie he can't refuse.

But will he succumb to the temptations he's struggled to resist for the last ten years?

Delilah's three daughters are building careers of their own, only too aware that the press are waiting for them to slip up.

For the Rafferty girls might look like angels, but they are only human. It's the perfect recipe for a party like no other...


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The story of a celebrity family headed by a previous wild man actor and a famous female celebrity chef. Hmm wonder what Delilah is similar to..? Famous name matching became quite a game... including a female green fingered celebrity. They have 3 very spoilt but endearing adult daughters and the book follows all their lives loves and careers whilst their dad makes a comeback film and their mum becomes 50 and deals with some life changing events. Aided by lots of staff especially Polly Delilah's PA and Tony the family publicist/PR person. Veronica uses much of her TV production experience in the book and I think she has an especial fondness for dogs as at one point Doug the Pug is the only one I don't feel like I want to scream at . Animal welfare must also be a big concern to her as there is a couple of parts which were almost unbearable to read. Fair play to her for highlighting a big problem. This plays quite a big part in the distracted me at times as I was gearing myself up for the reveal. It serves to be quite an eye opener on a couple of the characters and a knitting together of their stories...probably even more than The Birthday Party! Frustration aside a few chapters to go and I couldn't put it down. I've knocked off half a point for the language which at times was a bit too..lazy? and for the ending.