I am excited to share the news that my fourth novel will be published by Allen & Unwin in May 2022. It’s another Second World War story and this time I have taken inspiration from the untold story of the extraordinary life of Esther Simpson, who helped rescue thousands of academic refugees from death and…
Finding Eadie published July 2020
My new novel, Finding Eadie, will be published by Allen & Unwin in Australia and New Zealand in July 2020. It’s my third historical fiction novel published by the award-winning publishers and I’m very lucky to work with an incredible team including publisher, Annette Barlow, and senior editor, Christa Munns. Finding Eadie is set in London and New York in the 1940s and there’s a lot to talk about including the inspiration for the characters, the fascinating real wartime history on which its based, and the research and writing process, but for now I just want to give you a glimpse of the stunning cover by Christabella Designs, and share the story . . .
London 1943: War and dwindling resources are taking their toll on the staff of Partridge Press. The pressure is on to create new books to distract readers from the grim realities of war, but Partridge’s rising star, Alice Cotton, leaves abruptly and cannot be found.
Alice’s secret absence is to birth her child and although her baby’s father remains unnamed, Alice’s mother promises to help her raise her tiny granddaughter, Eadie. Instead, she takes a shocking action.
Theo Bloom is employed by the American office of Partridge, run by George’s brother, Walter, and he’s also engaged to Walter’s daughter. When Walter tasks him with helping the British publisher overcome their challenges Theo has to do what’s expected of him before he can return to New York to marry his fiancé.
Inspired by real events during the Second World War, Finding Eadie is a story about the triumph of three friendships bound by hope, love, secrets and the belief that books have the power to change lives.
I can’t wait to share this new novel and its available to pre-order now:
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