A Diamond in the Sky
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How little it took to amuse a baby. She turned aside and carried on sorting through the jumpsuits ... Pity about the orange one. She should have asked for it back, she really should. Too late now.
Dora spends a lot of time watching the mobile of the planets above her daughter's cot and listening to Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star...Her relationship with Steve has been stretched to its limits by the death of their baby duaghter.Taking her niece and nephew skating on Saturdays and star-gazing with her twin brother are her only escapes.
Tom is in crisis - he's been sacked from his job teaching in a North London comprehensive for a forbidden relationship. And now it seems Mel is pregnant, though she denies the child is his - not that anyone believes her, especially not school or her Dad. Tom escapes north to Oxford, where his twin sister lives.
Brought together by their respective siblings, Dora and Tom spend a night together in Wales that changes their perspective on their own problems with potentially tragic results...
"leaves the reader thinking about the characters and issues raised long after the book has been finished.... a wonderful book... "
Joan Wilkinson, National Unitarian Fellowship
"A rich and imaginative work with a powerful story... A beautifully written book, with touches of Welsh magic and Oxford Gothic".
" Pelling has an enviable knack for catching the cadences and inconsequentiality of everyday speech."
Chris Sladen, Oxford Magazine
" Very readable. I wanted to sit and have a coffee and a blueberry muffin in a cafe somewhere with Dora, that's how much I liked her... Recommended."
Category: Fiction Novels
First published by Honno in : August 2011Latest edition: