'Original, intelligent and beautifully written. . . alive with period detail.'
'A gem of a book.'
ELODIE HARPER, THE WOLF DEN TRILOGY
'Such a joy.'
JO BROWNING WROE, A TERRIBLE KINDNESS
'Utterly transporting, piercingly honest and intimate.'
INGRID PERSAUD, LOVE AFTER LOVE
Blackpool, 1938. Miss Margaret Finch - a rather demure young woman - has just begun work in a position that relies on her discretion and powers of observation. Then, her path is crossed by the disgraced Rector of Stiffkey (aka Harold Davidson), who is the subject of a national scandal.
Margaret is determined to discover the truth behind the headlines: is Davidson a maligned hero or an exploiter of the vulnerable? But her own troubles are never far away, and Margaret's fear that history is about to repeat itself means she needs to uncover that truth urgently.
This deeply evocative novel ripples with the tension of a country not yet able to countenance the devastation of another war. Margaret walks us along the promenade, peeks into the baths and even dares a trip on the love boat in this, her first seaside summer season, on a path more dangerous than she could ever have imagined.
Readers are loving The Misadventures of Margaret Finch:
***** 'Fascinating. The novel perfectly captures Blackpool in its heyday. . . you will not be able to put this down'
***** 'Absolutely loved this!'
***** 'A wonderful blend of fact, fiction and history to make a fascinating story'
***** 'Engaging and captivating, I'm going to miss Margaret et al enormously.'