David Nicholls’ comic history of a family in jeopardy, recounted over the course of what may well be their final weeks together.

Douglas Petersen’s 21-year-old marriage to Connie is almost over. When autumn comes around, their son Albie will leave for university. Connie has decided to leave soon after. But there's still the summer holiday to get through - a Grand Tour of Europe's major cities. Over the course of this epic journey, Douglas devises a cunning plan to win back the love of his wife and repair his troubled relationship with his son.

The Man Booker Prize 2014
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