The Broken Pane (Hardback)
  • The Broken Pane (Hardback)

The Broken Pane (Hardback)

1 Review Sign in to write a review
Hardback 372 Pages / Published: 01/10/2021
  • In stock

UK delivery within 5 days

  • This item has been added to your basket
Your local Waterstones may have stock of this item. Please check by using Click & Collect

The memories I had built exploded. As the debris landed, my mind grasped at the facts.

The Broken Pane is about loss and family, when families are broken. Finding yourself in the pieces of memory. About a young woman and her search for answers.

In her early twenties, Tam rushes to her childhood flat only to be confronted by a tragic discovery. Anchored by the weight of family lore, she struggles to come to terms with her loss. As her life spirals, she sets off to find the one person who may hold the answers: her mother.

Tam's travels take her far from a home which was more broken than she had ever realised.

Walking the line between reliable memory and unreliable narrator, Charlie Roy's debut novel invites you to consider whether you are shaped by your past or if you shape your past yourself?

Publisher: Leamington Books
ISBN: 9781914090127
Number of pages: 372
Weight: 603 g
Dimensions: 220 x 145 x 35 mm


"I was hooked from the first page and loved everything about it. Amazing debut."

-- What Do I Read Next?

"The Broken Pane touches on every area of the emotional spectrum - a book set to truly make you feel something. Roy's words lace together grief, elation and everything in between, guiding you through the tumultuous nature of life with realism, emotional intelligence and genuine compassion. A beautiful debut full of lessons and themes that will stay with you long after the last page is read."

-- Ambrose Kelly

"A book for anyone interested in the human heart."

-- Catherine Simpson

"Harrowing, tragic, yet ultimately uplifting, The Broken Pane breaks your heart then puts it back together."

-- Alastair Braidwood, The Skinny

"A delicate and moving debut studded with moments of beauty."

-- Kirstin Innes, Author

"Beautifully crafted and that is exactly why I loved it!"

-- Partridge Pages

"I truly loved this book and would not hesitate to recommend it."

-- Daisy Hollands

"I can't explain what this book has meant to me at this time in my life. This beautiful book has helped me heal by exploring the acute heartache of abuse and broken family."

-- Jillian Halket, Author

"A remarkable and beautiful debut novel."

-- Clarisse, Bookish Geeky

"This is a stunning debut, shining a much needed light on working-class women's mental health."

-- Spooks Books

"Charlie Roy has a knack with words."

-- The Library of Imagination

"Roy has the ability to build up a picture - casting and recasting characters in various lights. This is a novel of turbulent, abusive family life."

-- Beth O'Brien, Beth O'Blogs

"A thought provoking look at how people feel when they go through loss."

-- Two Ladies and a Book

You may also be interested in...

Jane Eyre
Added to basket
One Hundred Years of Solitude
Added to basket
The Woman in Black
Added to basket
£9.99   £8.99
Added to basket
The Grapes of Wrath
Added to basket
The Plague
Added to basket
Added to basket
East of Eden
Added to basket
Midnight's Children
Added to basket
Brave New World
Added to basket
The Secret Garden
Added to basket
Great Expectations
Added to basket
Added to basket
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Added to basket

“An evocative narrative with relatable characters. Heartbreaking and uplifting at the same time.”

The Broken Pane is Charlie Roy's debut novel based on the concept that our lives is a sum of our experiences. However, she challenges it - does our past define or is it us that define our past in a certain way?... More

Hardback edition
Helpful? Upvote 2

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.