Dearest reader friends,
it’s been a while since I’ve been in touch, for which I can only apologise. However, you have never been far from my mind as I have been spending the time writing you a new novel and this is a special one.
It tells the story of Eudora Honeysett who, at the age of eighty five, is done with life. The world is too noisy, too moronic and too selfish for her liking. She has lived her life and wants an ending on her own terms. She makes a call to a clinic in Switzerland to set her plan in motion. It is then that a new family move in next door and the ten-year-old sparkling force of nature that is Rose Trewidney bursts into her life. All Eudora wants is to be left alone to put her affairs in order. Instead, she finds herself drawn into a series of adventures with Rose and their recently widowed neighbour, Stanley – afternoon tea, shopping sprees, trips to the beach, birthday celebrations. As Eudora is swept into this new existence, she begins to revisit the past and the devastating events which have made her the person she is. It’s a story about life, friendship and learning how to say goodbye.
Eudora’s story will be published in the UK and US in September and I hope you enjoy reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it.