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It looks like Ellie has lost the love of her life, and along with him goes the bijou flat in Primrose Hill and the illicit 5* lifestyle. There's not much left but to decamp back to the rather more humdrum confines of her mum and grandad's house in Clapham.
Finding herself back home and loveless isn't all bad though. Ellie can always hit the backpacker trail again, or maybe even find a job that sticks – the solicitor's office she's temping in this time is at least trying to help out those having real problems – like keeping their kids, or a roof over their heads. And it's nice spending time with her grandad Trevor, drinking proper 'Welsh' tea from real china cups and looking out at the veg Trevor has coaxed from the London clay. And there is even a distraction from her broken heart in the shape of hunky landscape gardener Gabriel....
But just when it looks like everything is shaping up tickety-boo there's a knock on the door that turns Trevor's world upside down and takes them unexpectedly back to the Welsh Valleys in wartime…
"A modern woman's romantic confession, alongside a cleverly unfolding story of long-buried family secrets" Abigail Bosanko
"Lively, fresh and warm-hearted- an easy-going and enjoyable read"
Nia Wyn, author of Blue Sky July
"'Back Home makes for an undemanding read in a single sitting – a favourite way to forget the nasty real world." Trish Simpson-Davis, TheBookBag.co.uk
"an unusual marriage of chick lit and something more literary. 'Back Home' is a good read and I shall be fascinated to see which way forward this versatile writer chooses to take."
Suzy Ceulan Hughes, www.gwales.com
Category: Novels Fiction Romance
First published by Honno in : March 2009