Only a Signal Shown

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Only a Signal Shown is a contemporary adult novel which covers the last three decades of the twentieth century. Eleanor Larsen-Bruun falls in love with Alec Jenkins at university and they begin an affair, but she feels forced to give him up because she needs to discover what she is truly capable of. She knows she could never be content merely to be Alec’s wife and supporter, a style of life she witnesses when they visit Alec’s expatriate uncle and aunt in Nigeria. Eleanor must find out if her sketching can lead to a successful and fulfilling career.

This story has several layers and deep emotional secrets are uncovered. In Alec’s dysfunctional family, his mother clearly despises Eleanor in the beginning and his father suffers from terrible nightmares caused by his fighting in the Monte Cassino campaign during the second world war. Alec’s brother – the charismatic clown of the family – is a bitter childhood rival but eventually comes to defend him. These and other threads are skilfully drawn together as the novel concludes.

Out on kindle for £2.06 or $3.12 and in paperback for £7.50 or $13.95

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Connect the Places

Apr 20, 2012 by Robert

Around the globe and back again, it sounds like a travellers' delight. What connects the places though are the characters.


leeladutt.co.uk , USA 5.0 5.0 1 1 Around the globe and back again, it sounds like a travellers' delight. What connects the places though are the characters.