• Historical Fiction

    The Awakening of Claudia Faraday: the Adventures of a Respectable 1920s Society Lady

    England, the 1920s. A conventional society lady’s life is about to change forever. Claudia is becoming like her house: empty, moribund, and in desperate need of updating. Her daughters have married and gone, her husband is working overseas, there’s not a lot to look forward to. But then a chance event jolts her out of her torpor and plunges her into the outside world, where she discovers radical changes in attitude, fashion and behaviour, sexual and otherwise. Along with her corsets and ankle-length skirts she learns to shed her inhibitions and to realise, thanks to the likes of Marie Stopes, that life can truly begin at 50. ★★★★‘A delightful novel which consistently confounds expectations.’ ‘A witty page turner that every woman can identify with in their own way.’ ‘Claudia is a lovely protagonist. A gentle and well intentioned woman who, in her sixth decade, is only beginning to question her wants and desires.’ Read more