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Could you survive a week-long holiday with your entire family?
Newly single magazine journalist Chelsea Benson can't think of anything worse.
Your grubby small nephew torpedoing any chance of romance with the dishy guy you met on the plane . . .
Your eighty-five-year-old granddad chatting up ladies at the hotel bar . . .
Getting nothing but sarcastic comments from your older sister, who's always been the family favourite . . .
And all this is before your parents drop their bombshell.
Is a week enough time for the Bensons to put their differences aside and have some fun? Or is this their last ever proper family holiday?

Heartwarming and funny, this is the perfect summer read for fans of SOPHIE KINSELLA and LINDSEY KELK. And provides a great excuse for ignoring your annoying family members . . .

Product Details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 4032 KB
  • Print Length: 401 pages
  • Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton (5 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by:  Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray: Enabled
  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled

Customer Reviews

Fabulous beach read!

4 people found this helpful.
 on 14 September 2014
By Rachale's Reads
OMG! Where do I even start with this? I have loved Chrissie Manby’s book ever since I read Deep Heat ages ago. Her last book ‘What I did on my holidays’ was amazing, and was published in 2012, so I had a looooong wait till this one was published and it was so worth the wait! This book is such a great read, you instantly get absorbed into the story, and with Chrissie’s descriptive writing you can perfectly imagine Hotel Volcan and Playa Bravas.

Very enjoyable.

3 people found this helpful.
 on 25 May 2016
By Jude Faulkner
Loved this book. Related to the common seeming family who have a holiday in a dog rough hotel complex in Lanzarote and are joined by one of the daughters who lives in London and thinks she’s above them all as she’s left her working class background far behind. Full of life’s ups and down sand the problems families hide as well as the fights and quarrels which happen after sibling misunderstandings. Could have been my family in this book. The author doesn’t skimp on the length of her books either and this is at least 100 pages longer than a lot of books I have read lately.

A Proper Family Holiday – Chrissie Manby – More Like Benidorm Programme – Funny

One person found this helpful.
 on 28 August 2016
By Alessi Lover
I just could not stop reading or laughing out loud with this one.

Perfect Summer Read!

One person found this helpful.
 on 4 August 2015
By katie.g
I’ve read What I Did On My Holidays by Chrissie Manby and thought it was hilarious so when i saw A Proper Family Holiday i couldn’t resist! This was a perfect summer read; light and engaging but not too dramatic and with a little sprinkling of humour! I loved Chelsea’s character development from Stiff London Lass to Cool Auntie Chelsea to little Jack. I have to say, Jack was actually my favourite character! He was so adorable and he managed to give Chelsea a change of heart in a week!

what a fantastic author!

 on 19 January 2015
By Hannah Symonds
Ahhh I loved this book, having never read any of Chrissie’s books before I was drawn in to this story. I absolutely love the cover of this book, it makes you want to be on holiday somewhere nice and hot. There are quite a few characters in this book but do not be put of by that as each one has their own story but it all comes together in the end. I would love it if Chrissie would do a follow up to this book as I would love to find out how the characters are once they are back home. Very good author will be buying more of her books.

A great summer read.

 on 29 June 2014
By Annie
This is the first book I’ve read by this author and it won’t be the last. I was a bit reluctant as thought it might be a written version of ‘Benidorm’ but it was great fun. The dynamics of family relationships- mothers and daughters, sisters and marriage problems are all in there. It’s a great holiday read and fun to read of the totally different impressions of the resort by the 2 sisters! I read it quickly as could not put it down. Plus it ends with a great lead on to the next book to be released later this year.


One person found this helpful.
 on 4 November 2016
By Cenedre
I loved this book. I was drawn in and felt I was there with the family. Grandad, in his slippers, watching sports. The crazy goings on at kidz klub and even the all inclusive breakfasts. Try it, you’ll love it xxx


2 people found this helpful.
 on 19 August 2016
By jane wathall
Well, what a fab book this was, I really enjoyed every bit of it, and when I had to put it down, I couldn’t wait to pick it up Again!!! Really loved it!

Easy to read

 on 12 November 2016
By Andrea Bell
This was an easy to read holiday book. It was feel good and it didn’t take me long to read it. She was feisty in some areas and confused in others and you wished her happiness as you read it, I liked the relationship that developed between her and her nephew.

Easy Read

 on 28 August 2014
By Ann L
This was an easy read, fairly predictable but I enjoyed it. Only thing I didn’t like was the constant use of “bored of”. I know it’s pedantic but surely a well published author could write “bored with”. Just a small thing but I found it really irritating. Having said that I shall buy her next book when it is released as it continues the story of this family and I am not yet bored with them!
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