Love and Marriage

1957. Newly-wed Val Walker is looking forward to starting a family. Her best friend, the previously flighty Cissie, is expecting her second child, content to settle down to...

First Impressions

Having been recently widowed in her forties, shy Jane Redfern finally plucks up the courage to go on holiday alone. Embarking on a ten-day coach trip to Germany, the last thing...

Old Friends, New Friends

Eighteen-year-old Debbie Hargreaves is heading to college in Leeds, where she'll be sharing digs with three girls. Debbie soon becomes firm friends with shy Lisa, outspoken Karen...

A Wing And A Prayer

1990, Blackpool. Thirty-three-year-old Helen Burnside is shocked when she learns that her beloved Great Aunt Alice has died of a sudden heart attack, and even more surprised when...

Pastures New

1960. Having been firm friends ever since they met in a Blackpool boarding house five years before, Val, Cissie and Janice are all now happily married, preoccupied with their...

One Week in August

August, 1955. Janice Butler is working as a waitress at her mother’s Blackpool boardinghouse before she heads off to university. When Val and Cissie, both from Walker’s...

Families and Friendships

Happily married to the Reverend Simon Norwood, Fiona Norwood’s happiness should be complete. But Fiona has a secret in her past, and she can never forget the baby girl she gave...

A Theory of Love A Novel

A follow-up to her successful debut Charleston and set in the world's most glamorous landscapes, this moving new love story from Margaret Bradham Thornton draws on a metaphor of...