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Can a troubled family hope for a better tomorrow?

In Wendy Robertson’s The Jagged Window, a family face tragedy, suspicion and upheaval, yet for the youngest daughter, this leads to new discoveries about her family and herself. Perfect for fans of Lindsey Hutchinson and Dilly Court.


‘If you like a homespun yarn, you’ll love this’ – Belfast Telegraph

Edward Maichin is the golden boy of the Chapels. But at home, Edward’s hidden darkness runs riot: his Irish Catholic mother, has no control over him since his father, Ellis, fled to America; his two brothers, Rhys and Caspar, live in fear of him. Only Theo, his imaginative younger sister, dares defy him.

A suspicious death halts Edward’s rise, forcing the family out of the valley, to the mines of the North-East, where Theo’s talent for writing begins to match her brother’s skills in social climbing. But when Theo takes a position as companion to a strange old woman, she discovers a family even more complex and vulnerable than her own…

What readers are saying about Wendy Robertson:

‘The gift of a true writer is in the telling of stories and characters that stay with you long after you close the book – and Wendy Robertson is one of those writers’

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Reviews

Praise for Wendy Robertson: If you like a homespun yarn, you'll love this
Belfast Telegraph
A powerful writer inspired by history, her much loved home region and her experience of working-class life at its poorest and most difficult
Mail on Sunday
This wonderful historical saga has to be on your reading list
Women’s Realm
Her work is inspiring and challenging
Sunderland Echo
Wendy's great strength, as well as the ability to tell a good story, is in the creation of her characters. These are real people with faults and strengths so we actually care about them... Wendy's style is deceptively easy
Northern Echo