CHAPTER 1 Year One CHAPTER 2 Year One - First Find Your Builder CHAPTER 3 Year One - The Gravel Mountain CHAPTER 4 Year One - First Guests CHAPTER 5 Year One - Jars of Jam and Pots of Pepper CHAPTER 6 Year One - The Nothingness of it All CHAPTER 7 Year One - Could Be Cleaner CHAPTER 8 Year One - Wallbangers and Others CHAPTER 9 Year One - Cold Anger CHAPTER 10 Year One - The Hollywooders CHAPTER 11 Year Two - Barefaced Cheek and New Baby CHAPTER 12 Year Two - Lamenting Hens and Malevolent Storms CHAPTER 13 Year Two - The Romance of Lemon Juice CHAPTER 14 Year Two - Mrs Mop to the Rescue CHAPTER 15 Year Two - Micky Poo-Poo And My Cowboy Friend CHAPTER 16 Year Two - The Little People Who Live In The Hedge CHAPTER 17 Year Two - The Golden Goose CHAPTER 18 Year Three - January CHAPTER 19 Year Three - Kiwis, Vet and Nuclear Cottage CHAPTER 20 Year Three - A Bicycle Made For Two CHAPTER 21 Year Three - Must Read More Carefully CHAPTER 22 Year Three - Cut-price Customers CHAPTER 23 Year Three - With The Best Of Intentions CHAPTER 24 Year Three - Family Matters CHAPTER 25 Year Three - The Worst Time CHAPTER 26 Year Three - Dolly's Miracle CHAPTER 27 Year Three - Darling, Look, a Tiny Little Hip Bath! CHAPTER 28 Year Four - Friendship CHAPTER 29 Year Four - Teenagers CHAPTER 30 Year Four - Elvis Comes To Stay CHAPTER 31 Year Four - Worrying Unnecessarily CHAPTER 32 Year Four - The Nudity Clinic CHAPTER 33 Year Four - The Great Meatloaf Deterrent CHAPTER 34 Year Four - The Beginning Of The End CHAPTER 35 Year Four - The Final Curtain CHAPTER 36 Postscript ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS MORE TRAVELS WITH SUSIE
Swallows & Robins is a finalist for The People's Book Prize 2016. Special library events nationwide. The Black Tie awards ceremony will be televised by Sky News in July 2016.
Born a Londoner, Susie spent most of the first 25 years of her life in Kenya. In 2014, her memoir I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry about an abusive childhood growing up in post-war London and Kenya, was a US digital top 50 bestseller. She now lives in south-west France with her husband and assorted animals. She believes that her explosive temper is a legacy from her Irish-American grandfather, but has no idea who to blame for her incompetence as a housewife. Susie Kelly is the Patron of the 2015 Charroux International Literary Festival.
'Its absolutely brilliant, it made me laugh - in fact snort out loud - and then cry. Susie is a marvellous writer.' The Good Life France. 'There are a handful of authors that will achieve that elusive trick of making you laugh out loud. For me it's James Herriot, Bill Bryson & Susie Kelly.' French Entree Magazine 'This is another Susie Kelly great read that often had me laughing out loud as we meet the various builders, her local friends, the good guests and the bad who popped into her life over a four year period.' French Village Diaries 'I really enjoy reading Susie Kelly's books and this one was no exception. I was really sorry that she no longer rents out the gites - I was ready to book one for a holiday just so I could meet her.' UK reader 'I loved this book so much, I couldn't put it down. I laughed and cried at all the characters. It is an excellent book and I highly recommend it. Go and buy it today.' UK reader 'Reading her books is like listening to relaxing music' US reader