A Diamond in the Sky
By Margaret Pelling
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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... Taking her niece and nephew skating on Saturdays and star-gazing with her twin brother are her only escapes from a reality she can't face.
Tom is in crisis - he's been sacked from his job teaching in a west London comprehensive for a forbidden relationship. Mel is pregnant, though she denies the child is his - not that anyone believes her, especially not Tom or her furious Dad.
Brought together by their respective siblings, Dora and Tom spend a night in Wales that changes their perspective on the problems back in Oxford 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
Categories: Fiction, Novels
First Published by Honno: 17th August 2011