Adult Fiction

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For many years I wrote novels for young readers. The Cuckoo Season is my first adult work of fiction. It contains some sexual references.

In the winter of 1952 Cressida Wiseman, aged 16, decides to leave home and return to the place where she’d spent five happy years as an evacuee during World War 2. There is a community there, run by three sisters, each with her own private past. Despite the joyous and uninhibited atmosphere, there are secrets everywhere. Cressida has brought one with her, a danger which she is unaware of, and which threatens to engulf them all. This is the story of four people, a girl, and three mature women. There is also a fifth, but perhaps the less said about her the better.

The Cuckoo Season is a thriller, and a coming-of-age story.