Troubador Miller Street SW22

Released: 28/02/2021

ISBN: 9781800462380

eISBN: 9781800468627

Format: Paperback/eBook

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Miller Street SW22


A story of loss, love, guilt and ultimately hope and redemption, Miller Street SW22 follows a year in the lives of five neighbours who move into the street in the autumn of 2005, each brought to south west London for a new start. Catherine Wells, recently widowed, Sam Gough and his invalid wife, Lydia, and Violet Lawrence find themselves drawn together by Frances Chater into preparations for a centenary street party. The indomitable organiser, she compels them onto a committee and thus they begin to forge cautious friendships.  

What they share with each other of their past lives, however, is limited. Both Catherine and Sam feel guilt for actions that haunt them whilst Frances has created a lie of a life, a substitute identity, in order to help her navigate the breakdown of her marriage. Only Violet, youthful and unfettered, is free of self-recrimination and duplicity. Meanwhile, in Brighton, Andrew Chater, Frances’ estranged husband, negotiates his new life in Pilgrim Square with his lover, Charlotte Prideaux, unaware that Frances is intent on destroying this relationship and regaining her place as his wife. 

As the months pass and the date of the street party grows closer, Catherine, Sam and Frances are unaware of what lies ahead. For the past, they are to discover, is not as fixed and immovable as they have assumed. It can beguile. Ultimately, what is uncovered in the summer of 2006 offers each of them a future unimagined and an entirely new understanding of the past.

Hampshire County Libraries hold copies of my novels at Winchester Discovery Centre lending library.

I write a regular blog on my website.

Monday 4th November, I am a guest on Antonia Honeywell's BOOK BRUNCH SHOW on CHILTERN VOICE FM from 10 until noon talking all things books!

Book Fairs:
I will be at the Henley on Arden Book Fair on Sunday 17th November - followed by the Brighton and Hove Book Fair on Saturday 23rd. November. On Saturday December 7th, I will be at CRAFTY WOMEN FAIR at Winchester's Guildhall selling copies of my two novels.

BROOK'S BOOK SHOP in PINNER is now stocking my novels - on Thursday March 12th. I will part of an authors' evening, meeting readers and other writers and talking books!

Saturday 21st March - Book signing at SMITH'S of WINCHESTER! - sadly cancelled because of Covid 19 ...

My novel MILLER STREET SW22 is to be published in February 2021. The beautiful cover image is courtesy of the artist Josephine Chisholm who took on the commission to design it.

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Jude Hayland

Born in London, I have been writing short fiction for many years - publishing numerous short stories both here in the UK and internationally in commercial magazines. I was a runner-up in the Bridport short story competition some years ago.

Completing an M.A. in Creative Writing with distinction, however, entirely changed my focus and I started writing longer fiction, completing my first novel in 2017 -COUNTING THE WAYS. My second novel,THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS>/b>was published in 2019. Both are available as a paperback and eBook.

My third novel, MILLER STREET SW22 will be published in February 2021.

In addition to writing, I also teach creative writing classes and combine this with working as a tutor of English and Drama.

I have lived in Winchester for the past 25 years although London remains the place that has the greatest sense of home to me. I also spend a great deal of time at a family house in north west Crete.

My genre is: family/relationships/book group fiction/women's fiction/literary/commercial crossover and I particularly enjoy setting my novels in the recent, lived past.

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