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Obsessions By Molly Cutpurse
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Obsessions is an irregular glimpse into the pennilessness life of Miss Hester Martin-Compter, the only child of a once wealthy banking family, destined by a deranged mind to live amongst the poverty... More > of the Whitechapel area of London during the interwar years, World War Two and the nineteen fifties. A bewildering, self-obsessed passion, infatuations by others and a tenuous, bizarre connection with Whitechapel’s most infamous murderer, Jack the Ripper shapes her life and destiny as she and her mother, Cecelia learns to live amongst the impoverished residents about which the child previously had no knowledge. At first, living a hand-to-mouth existence, and becoming friends with a variety of idiosyncratic local characters, as decades pass, Hester’s introverted self disappears as through marriage and friendships gained, she learns to trust herself as she embraces the opportunities of the middle of the twentieth century.< Less
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
Miriam's Early Years By Molly Cutpurse
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Miriam’s Early Years tells the beginnings of her Edwardian, East London family. From her welcome birth to her newly married parents in the summer of 1907, we follow her through her early... More > childhood, her schooling, the Great War, and the births of her three sisters, Emily, Sarah and Penelope. Upon reaching the gay twenties, she meets, Ray, her first husband, and gives birth to Peter. Then, with World War Two approaching, darkness settles over her once happy life. When the electrical accident occurs, her life disintegrates until the fateful Saturday when two policemen knock at her door...< Less
Dark Man By Molly Cutpurse
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When purity is not enough. North London 1936. Father Forrest is an inherently decent priest consumed by impure corporal thoughts. He has little possibility of ethical growth. When his secretary's... More > young daughter dies, the tragedy stimulates a series of events which contribute to obsession, misfortune and blackmail. It will take a chance meeting with an unscrupulous young woman, the sudden reasonless death of his demented mother, a fortuitous brush with an elderly ex woman prisoner and combating an evil and vicious thug before he is able to come to terms with his moral struggle. This is a character-driven novel. You won’t get any cute Hollywood endings here!< Less