Outsiders sometimes see things other don't . . . and that can be dangerous
A pair of emerald green and gold parrots have been disturbing the peace of Katherine Tennison's London garden for some time when a further disruption arrives at her door, in the form of dazzlingly beautiful Italian siblings Antonella and Matteo Fullardi.
Children of Katherine's old school friend Ann, who married an Italian leather-goods heir, the pair are now all grown up. Very rich, and very troubled, they prove a catalyst for a whole series of events which reveal the Tennisons' quiet family life to be less perfect than it initially seems . . .
Praise for The Parrots
Shulman skewers the everyday problems of family life with a beady eye for domestic detail.Daily Telegraph
A self-assured and intense examination of a marriage under pressure.The Times Magazine
A well-executed social satireDaily Mail
Her prose buzzes with pitch-perfect modernityObserver
A sparkling tale of seduction and suspenseTatler
A real sense of menace pervadesGood Housekeeping
An incisive commentary on life in the capital today . . . compelling . . .her pared-down prose has all the clean, unobtrusive elegance of an Armani jacket.The Lady
Sharply observed and surprisingly salty, this is an engrossing second novel from the editor of British Vogue.A Little Bird
Kept me eagerly turning the pages way past bedtime . . . would make a fine addition to your holiday reading list.Cultural Wednesdays