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'Sparkling with emotional intelligence. A gripping portrait of a marriage and quiet, devastating fall-out of family life' Independent

From the bestselling author of A PLACE CALLED WINTER, 'a gripping portrait of a marriage and quiet, devastating fall-out of family life' Independent

Julian is a contented if naïve only child, and a holiday on the coast of North Cornwall should be perfect, especially when distant American cousins join the party. But their arrival brings upheaval and unexpected turmoil.

It is only as a seemingly well-adjusted adult that Julian is able to reflect on the realities of his parents' marriage, and to recognise that the happy, cheerful boyhood he thought was his is infused with secrets, loss and the memory of betrayals that have shaped his life.

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  • ISBN: 9781472255396
  • Publication date: 05 Jan 2018
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  • Imprint: Tinder Press
Sparkling with emotional intelligence. A gripping portrait of a marriage and quiet, devastating fall-out of family life — Independent
A subtle, highly evocative tale of memory and desire — Mail on Sunday
Like the sea he describes so well, Patrick Gale's clear, unforced prose sucks one in effortlessly — Elizabeth Buchan, Daily Mail
A painfully acute but never reproachful examination of a past that will not vanish — Daily Telegraph
A real craftsman, a master storyteller — Independent on Sunday
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Some books are guaranteed to break your heart - and lift you up. Letters to my Daughters is one of those wonderful books. If you loved Between Sisters by Cathy Kelly or Orange Blossom Days by Patricia Scanlan, this novel is for you.Throughout their lives, the three Brady sisters have always been closer to their nanny May than to their own mother, Martha a busy midwife. May always thought of them as her daughters so when she dies suddenly, the sisters are left devastated -- especially when they learn that letters intended for them from May with final words of advice and love have gone missing.But what words of advice could the sisters need?Beatrice, owner of exclusive wedding boutiques, is busy and fulfilled. Rose has a beautiful daughter, a luxurious home and a thriving interiors company. And Jeannie, married to a wealthy plastic surgeon in L.A., wants for nothing. Except that each of the sisters carries a secret ...As they gather for the reading of May's will in Dublin, they must face some life-changing decisions. Will they ever learn the words of advice May had for them and discover who took the letters?Letters to my Daughters is the spell-binding story about the complicated bonds between women -- daughters, mothers, sisters -- and how love and happiness comes in many guises.For love, laughter, tears and joy, read Emma Hannigan...

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A Sweet Obscurity

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Tinder Press

Friendly Fire

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'An intense tale of love, life, intellectualism and passion. Inspirational' Daily ExpressSophie, an orphan in love with learning, is sure she will thrive in Tatham's, an esteemed boarding school, having survived years of institutional living. But she soon finds herself lost among its cliques and rituals. Befriending two teenage boys, she experiences the first ache of futile love, then a brilliant teacher's inappropriate attention to one of the trio threatens to destroy them all. Sophie swiftly realizes that there are tougher lessons to absorb outside the schoolroom - of class, sex, families and the emotional disaster they can bring to even the most privileged lives.

Tinder Press

Tree Surgery for Beginners

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'A very funny, often sad, erudite eclectic novel writ with style. Terrific' Time OutWhen Lawrence Frost wakes up one morning to discover his wife and child have gone missing, there is gruesome evidence to suggest he may be the main suspect in a murder investigation. Confused, threatened with the loss of everything he loves, Lawrence is sent to the Caribbean on a kill-or-cure cruise. On board and ashore he will discover love, deceit, the truth about his missing family, and the blessings that come with surrendering to destiny.

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