The search for ways of boosting creativity and curiosity are main themes.
Thought-provoking, upbeat and inspirational for an array of readers
The protagonist is in her fifties and enjoys her current single status.
Recently arrived in London and looking for a fresh start, Fran finds a new lover and a part-time job in a local boutique, Frocks and Chocs. Little does she imagine that this move will draw her into Junoco, a ground-breaking and risky enterprise involving curious wild birds, dark chocolates and a secret formula that provokes interest among shady commercial rivals.
Inspired by the quiet but extraordinary brain-enhancing effects of the ‘Junoco Truffles’ and spurred on by further intriguing propositions, Fran jumps at the chance to follow the spirit of her daring childhood friend Judi, while also facing awkward questions about the ethics and dubious legality of the chocolate venture. How can she work out what level of deception is involved and which of her new friends and associates can be trusted?
By turns thoughtful, tense, funny and subversive, Secrets of Blue and Gold is a story about the mysteries of brainpower and asteroids, the delights and excesses of human curiosity and the strange magic of intimate friendships.