THE GATES OF RUTHERFORD
THE GATES OF RUTHERFORD, the third in the series, opens in April 1917 on the eve of the youngest daughter's wedding. But why does Charlotte have so many misgivings about her marriage, and what is the secret that she is hiding from everyone? In France, the war rages on, with Harry still in the Royal Flying Corps and Jack Armitage now having volunteered to fight.
At Rutherford itself, Lord and Lady Rutherford are estranged, and the house is deeply affected by the siting of a prisoner-of-war camp close by. How is the frightened and wounded Frederick Rheinhardt set to alter the lives of more than one person in the household?
A story of dramatic change, loss and survival.
The Wild Dark Flowers
Published in July 2014.
This is the second in the 'Rutherford Park' series. We meet the Cavendish family again, and their downstairs staff in the late spring of 1915. The war in France has become a monstrous drain of human life and all those at Rutherford are affected by it; from Harry, the heir, fighting with the Royal Flying Corps, through to the sensitive David Nash enlisting in Kitchener's New Army and steeling himself against what is to come. Passions run deep throughout the house - from Octavia, struggling to be a dutiful mother and wife despite her love for John Gould, to the Jack Armitage's adoration of Louisa, the eldest Cavendish daughter. Across the Atlantic, we also see John Gould make a life-changing decision.....
Rutherford Park : A Novel
Set in the summer of 1914, this is the story of the wealthy Cavendish family and their estate, Rutherford Park. To a stranger's eyes, everything looks idyllic; but beneath the surface tensions are set to threaten the house, the family and their way of life. A Berkley imprint for www.penguin.com ISBN 978-0-425-26258-0
LEARNING BY HEART
Contemporary romance published by Transworld 2006. ISBN 0-553-816047. A woman's life is torn apart by the revelations that not only has her husband been having an affair, but her mother has also led a double life. Set partly in Sicily and partly in England, this book reached the final-6 shortlist for Romantic Novelist of the Year, chosen by the general public from over 14,000 titles.
THE GIRL IN THE GREEN GLASS MIRROR
Historical/contemporary love storypublished by Transworld 2005. ISBN 0-55381605-5. In the early 1800s, painter Richard Dadd was committed to the notorious London asylum Bedlam. For the next forty years he painted incessantly despite his imprisonment, but little of his work has ever been found. What happened to the paintings, what astonishing secret links him to the modern-day John Brigham, and how will this affect John's passionate love affair with art dealer Catherine Sargeant? The title of the book comes from Dadd's painting The Fairy Feller's Master Stroke.
A WAY THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS
Historical/contemporary love story published by Transworld in 2003. ISBN 0-553-81338-2. (Published in the USA as A ROAD THROUGH THE MOUNTAINS). David Mortimer is summoned across the Atlantic to the bedside of a former lover, who has been involved in a near-fatal car accident, and discovers the daughter he never knew he had. Threaded through with the journeys of David's hero, the Victorian explorer Ernest Wilson.
THE ICE CHILD
Historical/contemporary love story published by Transworld 2001. ISBN 0593-047796 (tbk). Uncanny parallels unfold between the crisis facing Jo Harper's two-year-old son Sam and the fate of the Franklin Expedition of 1845. This big-landscape book with a race against time at its heart, and using the real-life drama of 2 great ships and 156 men who vanished without trace in the Arctic, created a publishers bidding war at the turn of the millenium in 1999/2000 and was published in 17 countries, including the USA.
THIS WAY UP
Contemporary comedy published by Simon & Schuster 2001 under the name Holly Fox. ISBN 0-671-77379-8. Set in the world of tabloid TV, four women with very different lives conspire to revenge the liars who have wrecked their lives.
THE WRONG HOUSE
Psychological/supernatural thriller published by Macmillan, London in 2000. ISBN 0-333-74525-6. Chief Inspector Robert Wilde is sent to cover an extraordinary case - a mute girl who has been apprehended with a dead woman in her car. Disturbing supernatural forces bear down on a small community with a tragic history.
Psychological/supernatural thriller published by Macmillan, London 1999. ISBN 0-333-74524-8. Are the voices that Lin Gallagher begins to hear real - or the result of a life-threatening condition? And why, when her life hangs in the balance, would Lin refuse treatment that could save her? THIS NOVEL HAS BEEN ADAPTED AS A STAGE PLAY TITLED 'WE ARE GODS' UNDER MY MARRIED NAME ELIZABETH COOKE.
OUT OF REACH
Psychological thriller published by Headline, London in 1997. ISBN 0-7472-1910-9. Local journalist has managed to rebuild her life since her baby Jamie was stolen ten years ago. She has never known where he is or even if he is still alive. And then she begins to get anonymous letters saying just the few same words : 'I know where he is....'
LITTLE WHITE LIES
Psychological thriller published by Headline, London in 1996. ISBN 0-7472-1474-3. When Beth March's husband is killed in a car accident she discovers a web of deceit - his affair with her best friend, a mountain of debt. Who can she trust to tell her the truth? This book was made into a 2-part drama by the BBC.
AN INTIMATE OBSESSION
Psychological thriller published by Headline, London 1994. ISBN 0-7472-0961-8. A man becomes obsessed with his neighbour to the extent of planning their wedding and life together without her knowledge. When she rejects him, he exacts a terrible revenge both on her and her father.