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.
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.