Rainy Day Women

Rainy Day Women

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It is 1971 - hippies, hot pants and extraordinary footwear. Jo is fifteen, and there is something very wrong at home. The house, an architectural oddity built by an eighteenth-century madman, always had a life of its own but now its sinister goings-on are getting worse. The capable Jo has always coped with her eccentric family but they're getting worse too - and where are her parents? As the Red House crumbles around them, she and her best friend Frankie are determined to solve the mystery so Jo's family can start an ordinary life. But along comes the devastatingly attractive Florian, folk singer and opportunist, to cause a chaos all his own...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 128 x 194 x 28mm | 281.23g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552771023
  • 9780552771023

Review quote

"A mystery story, a ghost story, a rites of passage tale - Yardley's novel excels as each. Rainy Day Women manages to capture the strain and pain of teenagers growing up and families breaking down and yet remain upbeat, animated by humour that is sharp but unfailingly generous" Daily Mail "You'll love this" Red "Funny, poignant and original" Company "I'd highly recommend this...a gripping mystery, funny and dark, which evokes the spirit of the Seventies" Woman "Following the lovely Painting Ruby Tuesday comes a tale equally spotted with music references and beautifully evoking teenagers growing up in the 1970s. A crumbling Essex house takes centre stage: its hauntings hide a darker secret. However, it's the light touch and genuine humour that leave you revisiting the story for days. Excellent throughout" Sarah Broadhurst, The Booksellershow more

About Jane Yardley

Jane Yardley was brought up in Essex in the 1960s. She has a Ph.D. from a London medical school and works on clinical projects around the globe. Her first novel, Painting Ruby Tuesday (which was written on aeroplanes), was shortlisted for the Pendleton May Guildford Arts First Novel Prize. A Saucerful of Secrets is her third novel.show more

Review Text

"Funny, poignant and original"show more

Back cover copy

It is 1971 - hippies, hot pants and extraordinary footwear. Jo is fifteen, and there is something very wrong at home. An architectural oddity built by an eighteenth-century madman, the house always had a life of its own but now its sinister goings-on are getting worse. The capable Jo has always coped with her eccentric family but they're getting worse, too - and where are the parents? As the Red House crumbles around them, she and her friend best Frankie are determined to solve the mystery so Jo's family can start an ordinary life. But along comes the devastatingly attractive Florian, folk singer and opportunist, to cause a chaos all his own...show more

Rating details

26 ratings
4.11 out of 5 stars
5 31% (8)
4 50% (13)
3 19% (5)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
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