A spellbinding novel of love, loyalty and the ties that bind
By Judith Lennox
Judith Lennox writes a breathtaking story in Middlemere - a story of family, loyalty and revenge.
When a family is forced to leave its beloved home, the sense of injustice never dies...
Middlemere is a compelling tale of one family and their quest for independence from acclaimed author Judith Lennox. Perfect for fans of Dinah Jefferies and Kate Morton.
The Coles have lived in Middlemere for half a century. When, in 1942, they are threatened with eviction, they flee the house. But not before eight-year-old Romy, hiding in a cupboard, sees her father shot dead.
Years later Romy, now almost nineteen, is quick, clever and single-minded. She schemes to restore the family fortunes, to rescue her mother from drudgery and to protect her brother, Jem, a charming scoundrel who is always in trouble. Most of all, she longs to escape the poverty and narrowness of her surroundings. A chance meeting with Mirabel Plummer, owner of the exclusive London hotel, The Trelawney, is about to change Romy's life for ever...
What readers are saying about Judith Lennox:
'[Judith Lennox] is the ultimate storyteller... her stories are compelling and beautifully descriptive of both characters and feelings'
'Ms Lennox's writing is truly amazing, and creates characters that remain with me after the last page is turned'
Judith Lennox grew up in rural Hampshire and studied at the University of Lancaster, where she met her husband Iain; they have three sons, three grandsons and a granddaughter. Judith lives with her husband in Cambridge.
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07 May 2015
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Praise for Judith Lennox: Judith Lennox's writing is so keenly honest it could sever heartstrings — Daily Mail
A fast-moving, complex story — The Times
Completely unputdownable... a lovely, entrancing book — New Books Magazine
A gripping and intelligent romance — Good Book Guide
A sensitive examination of love and loss by this master storyteller — Choice Magazine
The characters are in many ways so normal, yet in other ways so unbelievably wonderful, in this gripping and heartfelt story — Newcastle Herald
Compelling storytelling — Woman & Home
A compelling novel... Lennox's prose is detailed but never overly dense and powerful when describing prosaic scenes — Sunday Express
A novel of passion and intrigue, this is an enjoyable read populated by believable characters — Candis