Sue Townsend Ghost Children

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Ghost Children

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Sue Townsend, one of Britain's most-loved writers and the creator of the much-loved Adrian Mole series, tells a compassionate and gritty story of love and loss in Ghost Children. 'Gripping and disturbing. Utterly absorbing' Independent Seventeen years ago Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The child's father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and he retreated from the world. Unable to accept what had happened between them both went their separate ways. However, when Christopher makes a horrifying discovery whilst out walking his dog on the heath he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start seeing each another again can they avoid the mistakes of the past? And will their future together be eclipsed by those mistakes of yesterday? A compelling fable of our times, Ghost Children is a compassionate and gritty examination of love and loss from one of Britain's most-loved writers, Sue Townsend. 'Bleak, tender and deeply affecting. Seldom have I rooted so hard for a set of fictional individuals' Mail on Sunday 'Leaves one gasping for more' Daily Telegraph 'Engrossing, memorable and moving' Guardian 'Startling and raw' Observer Sue Townsend is Britain's favourite comic author. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55), Number Ten, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly acclaimed bestsellers. She has also written numerous well-received plays. She lives in Leicester, where she was born and grew up.

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Sue Townsend is one of Britain's favourite comic authors. Her hugely successful novels include eight Adrian Mole books, The Public Confessions of a Middle-Aged Woman (Aged 55), Number Ten, Ghost Children, The Queen and I, Queen Camilla and The Woman Who Went to Bed for a Year, all of which are highly-acclaimed bestsellers. Sue passed away in 2014 and is survived by her husband, four children, ten grandchildren and millions of avid readers.

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This London novel, replete with distressing topics and disturbed characters, begins with the dumping of a bag of aborted fetuses on a heath and ends with the sale of a newborn baby to a childless couple. Christopher Moore happens upon the ghastly bag and takes a female fetus home for proper burial. For 17 years, he has mourned the daughter aborted by his ex-girlfriend, Angela, a woman whose memory he nonetheless still cherishes. The guilt of seeing Christopher so heartbroken by this loss led Angela to break off their relationship and eventually marry another man. When Christopher later seeks her out, their passion rekindles as Angela acknowledges the lovelessness of her marriage. Their lives intersect with Crackle and Tamara, a truly impoverished young couple who deal in drugs and Satan worship and whose stupidities contribute to the sickening neglect of their baby daughter. Townsend (The Queen and I, LJ 1/94) has a gift for stark, depressing narrative while depicting lower-class ignorance and championing the rights of children. This is a gripping story from start to finish. Recommended for large fiction collections.ASheila M. Riley, Smithsonian Inst. Libs., Washington, D.C.
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Book Description Penguin, Harmondsworth, UK. Softcover. Book Condition: Neu. Ohne Schutzumschlag. Sue Townsend - Ghost Children, 267 S., Taschenbuch, Penguin, neu. Seventeen years ago, Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. the child's father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and he retreated from the world. Unable to accept what had happened between them, both went their separate ways. However, when Christopher makes a horrifying discovery whilst out walking his dog on the heath, he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start seeing each other again, can they avoid the mistakes of the past? And will their future together be eclipsed by those mistakes of yesterday? A compelling fable of our times, Ghost Children is a compassionate and gritty examination of love and loss from one of Britain's most-loved writers. Sue Townsend. Bookseller Inventory # 002604

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