A young girl in need of love is vulnerable to the charms of a much older man with heart-breaking consequences.
This is Great Britain's Sixties, gathering pace then in full swing as social change sweeps aside past attitudes, laws, fashion and culture. Youth is finding a voice as parents struggle to adjust.
Miriam Wakerly's Appley Green village stories all standalone and can be read in any order, but they are connected. This one can serve as a prequel to all three, especially Shades of Appley Green.
"Secrets in Appley Green is a novel that works because of the sharpness of its observations and the scope of its reach. It has an epic quality ..." "... the hard-nosed flip side to the 'swinging sixties' narrative."
Surrey Life Magazine, taken from review by television presenter, Juliette Foster, January 2016
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About the Author
She lives in Surrey, England with her husband, now three adult children have flown the nest, and her fictional village, Appley Green, is like many nearby villages.
Miriam has a BA degree in English, French, Sociology and Politics from the University of Leicester. In the 1980s she had magazine stories published regularly, as well as dozens of freelance feature articles in trade and consumer publications when running her own PR and marketing business.
She made a decision to change direction and became a part-time Community Support Worker, a role that put her in close touch with many present-day social issues. She worked with teenage single mothers and people suffering from Parkinson's Disease.
She has often been invited to speak on BBC Radio Surrey as well as other local radio stations and has also given talks to various groups of people. Her latest venture is running workshops 'So you Want to Write a Novel'.
As the 5* reviews testify, her books are loved by readers.