Right to the End
My parents were sitting opposite their friend Enoch Powell as he delivered his Rivers of Blood
Speech. They were both staying at the Grand Hotel, Brighton, when the bomb went off, killing their
close colleagues. These events had a huge impact on us all – I remember them well.
Politics dominated our lives. Mum and Dad each stood for parliament at separate times. They went
on to hold senior positions in the Conservative Party, often spoke at the Party Conference, and
enjoyed various visits to Downing Street and Buckingham Palace.
It was fascinating to witness, but there were downsides too. My father held very rigid views which he expected everyone to adopt. ‘Right to the End’ is my brief account of what it was like to have highly political parents and how we can, perhaps, all learn to deal better with such entrenched attitudes.
I also share my thoughts on dealing with the death of pets, and more recently, losing my mother to
MND. There are many light moments too!
Tigress Aurora was born in the wild and now lives in a zoo. She hates it. Shadow, a domestic cat, is
stuck at home while his injured leg heals. In their correspondence, the cats exchange views on
humans, lockdown and life as they see it. Their observations are both thought provoking and
Will be available in eBook.
Kate Must Choose
My debut novel features Kate, a woman in her early forties. Recently single, and in a new job, Kate
needs to get her career – and finances – back on track. But her job soon becomes challenging. Kate
starts to question what she is being asked to do. Her ageing parents add to the pressure. As her
Mum declines, Kate’s inner conflicts increase. She has some difficult choices to make.
Will be available in eBook and print.