Missing Words - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)
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Missing Words - Fairlight Moderns (Paperback)

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Published: 05/08/2021
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Postal worker Jenny's life is in the doldrums. Her daughter is all grown up and ready to face the world, her marriage is falling apart, and now her best friend and colleague tells her he plans to retire. So, when a postcard from Australia, begging the recipient for forgiveness but marked 'insufficient address', lands on her sorting table, she does the unthinkable - she slips it up her sleeve, with the intention of delivering it herself. 

Jenny sets off on a journey around the Isle of Wight, determined to find the recipient, and with the help of the locals she hopes to reunite the long-lost lovers. Will she be able to give them the happy ending she didn't allow herself to have? 

Set against the backdrop of the strikes in the 1980s, Missing Words is a heart-warming journey about self-discovery, the power of family ties, and the strength needed to face whatever life throws your way.

Publisher: Fairlight Books
ISBN: 9781912054039
Number of pages: 160
Dimensions: 178 x 111 mm


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'This is a divine debut, sublimely written, and we read about an ordinary life made less ordinary, by a simple message, but oh so powerful. I read this straight through and in places shed tears; this moved me and I wholeheartedly recommend it' –Pete Adams, multi-award-winning author'A relatable story of family and grief and yearning, wrapped up in a compelling mystery. Without doubt, a writer to watch' –Laura Pearson, author of I Wanted You to Know'This is a little gem. Loree Westron can certainly tell a good story, and she also possesses that rare commodity: a tender and wise understanding of the human condition' –Gabrielle Kimm, author of His Last Duchess'Like cycling the hills of the Isle of Wight, this book draws you in to its undulating rhythm while propelling you on to see what lies over the next brow' –Josie Dew, cyclist and author of The Wind in my Wheels'Missing Words is an utterly human and moving family drama in which we watch one woman double-back into her past to find the future' –Alison MacLeod, author of Unexploded, longlisted for the Man Booker Prize 2013

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“A beautifully told tale of loss and discovery in equal measure.”

Jenny, a woman striding beyond middle age, finds herself in a marriage in which she and her husband are growing apart, each unable to entirely deal with a tragic loss. One day, at her job as a postal worker, she finds... More

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“A beautifully written, engaging read with an intriguing storyline and a touch of suspense.”

I loved this book. Set in the 1980s, the premise of this story is intriguing: the search for missing lines on a postcard mirrored by the protagonist’s search for the missing pieces in her own life. Jenny is an... More

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“A beguiling story of quest and personal growth”

Missing Words is a new instalment in the beautifully packaged and intriguing Fairlight Moderns series, a few of which I've enjoyed previously. It's a beguiling story of a woman searching, ostensibly for the... More

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