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The Christmas Eve Ghost By Molly Cutpurse
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A phantasmagorical ghost story. In Victorian London, two elderly spinster sisters who have not spoken to each other for fifty years because of a youthful tragedy, share a house that once belonged to... More > their parents. The reason for their bitter feud remains unknown even to their closest friends. But on Christmas Eve, 1881, the past returns to offer them one last chance to redeem themselves, and show that Christmas really is a magical time of year.< Less
Supertranny By Molly Cutpurse
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Supertranny lives in the heart of a great nation. Born with unimaginable gifts, she lives in the hearts and souls of those she helps. She is imaginative, humorous and spectacularly beautiful.... More > Moreover, she has a wardrobe to die for as well! An ordinary soul, mostly doing any job she can, but a supertranny when she hears that cry for help with her super hearing. Only three people know her masculine identity and they have vowed never to reveal it. Day and night night, people go about their business soundly, knowing that there is someone here on earth who is unbreakable and who has unimpeachable moral fibre and character. She protects the innocent and saves the stupid and unworthy. Her name has become legion. Her acts, supernatural, for she is…Supertranny! But from out of the earth rises a savagely fierce and ancient monster, intent on subduing the population. His presence takes Supertranny to the edge of her capabilities.< Less
Escape By Molly Cutpurse
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Harry Whittle is a sixteen year old son of an emotionally frustrated butler working in London. He fails in his attempt to join the army in 1916 because of his age. As a punishment for his... More > recklessness, Harry is sent to work on a wealthy estate in Devon where he befriends the owner’s sixteen year old daughter, Blanche who is slightly deranged due to her younger brothers abruptly disappearing five years previously. While walking in the woods, miserable and homesick, Harry and Blanche are unaccountably and instantaneously catapulted into the unsolved misadventure of what happened to Blanche’s brothers. Henceforth, they are forced to endure a fantastic and inexplicable agenda of unimaginable circumstances, so scarcely credible that madness threatens to engulf them as they hope to return to normality.< Less
130,000 Years By Molly Cutpurse
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130,000 years describes the relationship we have with animals, particularly pets, concentrating on how we use and abuse them. For food and for entertainment. The book is an abridged history, more... More > concerned with our behaviour than theirs. By examining the way we once conducted and treated them, it allows us to discover a great deal more about ourselves.< Less
Lies, Secrets and Infidelity. By Molly Cutpurse
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When a London private investigator arrives in Torquay in 1955, he allows people to believe that he is a tourist. Brought in privately to investigate the death of an elderly woman who was almost... More > buried alive, one by one he exposes the sordid and complex family secrets of its most respectable town members.< Less
The Herb Girl By Molly Cutpurse
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The Herb Girl is a psychological novel set in and around Purfleet in Essex in 1923 and concerns the great divide; spiritualism, the complication that may be the after-life and our relationship with... More > it. By way of a damning gypsy's curse, a Scots-born female rogue, savage inexplicable accidents, murder and two of the oldest sexual dysfunctions known to civilisation, The Herb Girl chronicles a few months in the life and close family of a bewitching, heavily-pregnant, Cornish-bred herbalist, whose life is not entirely guiltless. The Herb Girl is a self-contained maze, a story involving poisoning, manslaughter, spiritualism, explosives, and rage. But who is the narrator? What is his wholly abhorrent secret and why is he so personally judgmental?< Less
The Mystery of Bleak House By Molly Cutpurse
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In 1975, Mary Park, the only daughter of a wealthy and respected dynasty whose family accommodation is in Bloomsbury Square, London, is being driven beyond endurance by domestic and marital... More > responsibilities, financial pressures and intellectual frustration. A separation from her philandering husband and the concern of her teenage daughter taking drugs occupy a large amount of her time. However, rumours, arriving from an unprincipled and grievous mathematician, a man desperate to redeem his own family heritage, informs her that her grandfather once built an extraordinary machine which offered the possibility of changing the entire world. Mary will need to confront her family’s shadowy past and endure obscure and repugnant painful memories before she can unravel the mystery of what her mother used to call, ‘Bleak House’.< Less
Miriam's Presence at Christmas By Molly Cutpurse
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Miriam's Presence at Christmas covers the last days of 2009 at the old house that Miriam, Roy and Rafa used to own. It is now Christmas and Miriam's now middle-aged youngest daughter, Florence and... More > her two adult daughters, Faith and Betty are preparing for Christmas amid one of the worst snowstorms to befall London in recent years. There are incidences aplenty; Rafa to be visited in a care home, a disaster or two, headstrong children, a husband who needs to be divorced and old and long memories are stirred. But as Faith, heavily pregnant with her third child comes to realise, the spirit of Miriam (real or imaginary?) is not so far away.< Less
Miriam’s Silver Years Part One By Molly Cutpurse
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Miriam’s Silver Years (part one) is the fourth in a series of novels describing the life and family of Miriam Barker, née Baxter, a busy East London woman who was born in 1907. This... More > edition deals with the years 1948 to 1955, a period when rationing and coupons still applied, and the long shadow of the Second World War still hung over Britain. Through Miriam and her three sisters, we see how they cope with their increasingly complicated lives; the introduction of self-employment, marriages, births, deaths, moving house and television, as they embraced the second half of the twentieth century, and the radical changes which followed World War Two.< Less
Peter and April—A Miriam Story By Molly Cutpurse
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When Peter met April in the summer of 1946, his family speculated it was a match made in heaven. Therefore, when the couple married in 1953, Miriam Barker hoped that her son would keep their large... More > family together in Stratford. But the circumstances and excitement of the mid Nineteen Fifties overran the significance of his pedigree and, to his mother’s dismay, Peter, a newly qualified policeman, bought a flat in Barkingside, historically part of Essex. Here they would meet a variety of characters quite different from the ones they had known during their time in East London. Close friends, private confrontations, a death or two, secrets and pregnancy; these became subjects that were part of any newly married couple setting up in a new home. But seventeen years later, April’s very existence is threatened… Peter and April is the ninth book in the successful series about the life of the Miriam Barker family, mainly concentrating on Miriam herself.< Less