Collected Novels Volume One
Three touching contemporary British novels of love, loss, and humor from the international bestselling “virtuoso” (The Times, London).
Jumping the Queue: This masterpiece of wit, humor, and psychological suspense tells the story of a middle-aged widow who has had it with life. She puts her papers in order, gives away her pet goose, packs a picnic lunch, and heads to the beach to drown herself—only to meet a criminal on the run who has the same idea. Together they set out on adventure in this novel about the hidden costs of love and death.
The Camomile Lawn: In this international bestseller, several cousins reunite after forty years to lay one of their own to rest. Together they recall their last carefree summer—and one hot August night in 1939 before the war began. They also reflect on the chaos that followed . . . and how it changed their lives forever.
Harnessing Peacocks: Single mother Hebe juggles numerous lovers while working as a manor house chef to pay for her son’s schooling. When her two worlds collide, a secret from the past leads to a final showdown with a man who’s in search for his lost love in this captivating and sensual novel.