In this addictive short story collection, twenty-four very different women reach a pivotal moment in their lives. A widow is liberated by a new job, but keeps it secret from her family. A date in suburbia has dramatic results. A seamstress takes revenge on an unsuspecting customer, while in France, a mother is promised ‘fantastic news’ – and lets her imagination run away with her.
With each story, Jenny Eclair introduces a fascinating new character. And behind each woman lies a gripping tale – of betrayal, of love, of hope and defiance.
Funny, heart-breaking, inspiring – and packed with wicked one liners – this wonderful collection shows Jenny Eclair’s exceptional talent for observation at its very best. Based on Jenny Eclair’s Radio 4 series, Little Lifetimes. ___________________
PRAISE FOR JENNY ECLAIR: ‘Wonderfully written, insightful and riveting’Daily Mail ‘Both heart-rending and compelling’ Clare Mackintosh
‘SO immersive, atmospheric and compelling’ Marian Keyes
‘Witty, moving, dark and absorbing’ Jo Brand
‘An elegant, gripping and mesmeric read’ Helen Lederer
‘An absolute page-turner of a story’ Judy Finnigan
‘Compelling, compassionate and keenly observed’ Independent ___________ Don’t miss the unforgettable new novel from Jenny Eclair – INHERITANCE is out now