Wishlist Wednesday is weekly event hosted by Dani at Pen to Paper. The aim of this event is to post about one book per week that has been on our wishlist for some time, or just has been added (it’s entirely up to you), that we can’t wait to get off the wishlist and onto our bookshelves.
So here’s mine for this week:
Ghost Children by Sue Townsend
This is a compassionate and gritty examination of love and loss from one of Britain’s most-loved writers. Seventeen years ago, Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss. Unable to accept what had happened between them they went their separate ways. Years later, whilst walking his dog on the heath, a horrifying discovery compels Christopher to confront Angela about the past, and they discover, after all this time, that they still have strong feelings for one another. Can they be happy together at last? Or will the mistakes of the past eclipse their bright future? ‘Bleak, tender and deeply affecting. Seldom have I rooted so hard for a set of fictional individuals’ – “Mail on Sunday”.
This book has been on my bookshelf for a while but I haven’t had time to read it so far. Sue Townsend is one of my all-time favourite authors: she’s witty, she’s funny (mind you, she has a dry sense of humour which might not be everyone’s cup of tea) and her books are unputdownable. The reason why I bought this book in the first place is because it’s so different from everything else she’s ever written. You might know her as the author of the Adrian Mole series, The Public Confessions of a Middle–Aged Woman: Aged 55 2/3 or Number Ten. Ghost Children is entirely different and I can’t wait to finally read it. 🙂
What’s on your wishlist? Feel free to leave a comment below. 🙂