Little Wing is my 15th novel – published March 2022 after a five year hiatus. This story is very special to me.
1969. Florence Lawson, a 16-year-old schoolgirl who dreams of being an artist, finds herself pregnant and banished to one of the most remote parts of the UK.
1986. Dougie Munro, searching for adventure, leaves the Isle of Harris – the island of his birth – for art college and a career in London as a photographer.
2005. Nell Hartley, content with her life managing a care-in-the-community cafe in Colchester, discovers a shocking truth about her family.
Between the sprawl of London, suburban Essex, and the wild, unpredictable Outer Hebrides, three lives collide and interweave as questions are asked and secrets surface. Why is Dougie now so reluctant to return home? How can Nell make peace with the lies she’s been told? And what happened to Florence all those years ago?
Somewhere far away the answers are hidden.