Seventeen years ago, Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The child's father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and he retreated from the world. Unable to accept what had happened between them, both went their separate ways.
However, when Christopher makes a horrifying discovery whilst out walking his dog on the heath, he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start seeing each other again can they avoid the mistakes of the past? And will their future together be eclipsed by those mistakes of yesterday?
A compelling fable of our times. Ghost Children is a compassionate and gritty examination of love and loss from one of Britain's most-loved writers. Sue Townsend.
'Bleak, tender and deeply affecting. Seldom have I rooted so hard for a set of fictional individuals' Mail on Sunday
Sue Townsend, with The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13 3/4 (1982) and The Growing Pains of Adrian Mole (1984), was Britain's bestselling author of the 1980s. She is the author of seven other novels, including The Queen and I (1992), and her mostrecent novel, Adrian Mole: The Cappuccino Years, was published in 1999. Sue is also well known as a playwright. She lives in Leicester.