Counting the Ways – what’s the novel about?

Grace Barnes, living in her subterranean one-room flat at the nether end of Earl’s Court, feels out of tune with striving, self-seeking 1980s London. Meeting Archie Copeland, she is gratified to have found a man who shares her obsession for reading and seems more fascinated by Shelley than shifting share prices.

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The Legacy of Mr Jarvis

When 12 year old Mary’s Foster’s world is abruptly disturbed by a sudden move to a neglected Victorian house on the south coast of England, she finds some comfort in a new friendship to help navigate her way through adolescence.  A shocking discovery of family deceit, however, profoundly affects her, but the climate of the time prevents confrontation and she is left to carry on, bitter, resentful, silent.

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