A Saucerful of Secrets

A Saucerful of Secrets

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It is 1969. London swings, men land on the moon, and thirteen-year-old Kim Tanner appears on Imogen's doorstep to announce she is her long-lost daughter. Imogen wrote a bestseller about the baby she was forced to give away, so there have been many contenders, but Kim is special, and she is convinced. Kim and her dog Welly move in with the beautiful, bohemian Imogen and proceed to bring order to chaos. Then along comes pretty, appealing Sukie, also claiming to be Imogen's child. Kim is determined to prove she is Imogen's daughter but when the starts digging she unearths a very murky story...show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 416 pages
  • 128 x 198 x 27mm | 276g
  • Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • Black Swan
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552773093
  • 9780552773096

Review quote

"Admirers of Shena Mackay will find the same mixture of dreamy charm and sharp-eyed humour ... Wonderfullly captures that era's bohemian mood ... Funny, touching and beautifully written" -- Christina Koning The Times "If you like the sixties and mysteries, you'll enjoy this" Marie-Claire "'Touching and funny'" B "This is a thoughtful, humorous and often moving story about adoption and identity" -- Kate Saunders The Times "The novel contains some fine playful moments, but it's when observing the real discomfort of not being loved, and not being known, that Yardley's writing shines." The Glasgow Heraldshow more

About Jane Yardley

Jane Yardley was brought up in Essex in the 1960s. She has a PhD 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 short-listed for the Guilford Arts First Novel Prize. She is also the author of Rainy Day Women.show more

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31 ratings
3.96 out of 5 stars
5 29% (9)
4 45% (14)
3 23% (7)
2 0% (0)
1 3% (1)
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