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'A tribute to her lost baby, and our crusade to find out why.'
-The Foundation for the Study of Infant Deaths
In Jacquelynn Luben's quest to have a family, she suffers the disappointment of miscarriage and the tragedy of cot death. Set against an unusual background of family life, with a sprinkling of amusing and eccentric events, she describes the trauma of loss and then, the delight of another daughter.
The Fruit of the Tree is essential reading for bereaved parents, but anyone who has successfully brought up a child will identify with the feelings expressed in this moving book.
In England in 1939, Margaret (known as Peggy) and Tom are innocent sweethearts. Then comes a war, which affects the lives of everyone in the country, and which causes the young couple to part. When Tom is reported missing, no one knows what has happened to him.
But now it’s 1945, and a letter arrives. Will the lovers be reunited after all these years? In a story told mainly through the medium of letters, Margaret and Tom must confront the changes that have taken place in their lives as the traumatic effect of the war on the young couple is revealed. A short story.
When a young man travelling on a misty night sees something strange ahead, he loses concentration and crashes his car. In his semi-conscious state an apparition comes to him. Is she there, or is he dreaming? When she tries to lure him into her clutches, is she leading him to an unimaginable, ecstatic existence, or into the arms of death? And either way, will he succumb to her charms?
When Rosalind, an unfulfilled forty year old, observes the start of a romance, her mind takes off into flights of fancy and her thoughts are filled with the prospect of passionate encounters. But the outcome is something she did not envisage. A work of short crime from our Fingerprints line and the author of MAGGIES PLOT.