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How well do we really know the ones we love?

Wendy Robertson’s The Woman Who Drew Buildings is a powerful portrayal of the unbreakable bond between a mother and her son. Perfect for fans of Josephine Cox and Rosie Goodwin.


As Adam Matheve walks towards his mother’s house, to see her for the first time in two years, he has just one hope – to forge the bond with her for which he’s always yearned. Enigmatic Marie Matheve has spent her life indulging her passion for drawing buildings. Now, after a dangerous fall, she lies unconscious, her life slipping away. All Adam can do is wait in desperate hope for her recovery. But as time passes Adam begins to unravel the mystery of his mother’s past and discovers how little he really knows about the woman who raised him…

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’

A skilful, imaginative novelist

Five stars

Reviews

Praise for Wendy Robertson: 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
If you like a homespun yarn, you'll love this
Belfast Telegraph
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