Sue Townsend, creator of the much-loved Adrian Mole series, tells a compassionate and gritty story of love and loss in Ghost Children. Seventeen years ago Angela Carr aborted an unwanted child. The child's father, Christopher Moore, was devastated by the loss and retreated from the world. However, when he makes a horrifying discovery on the heath, he finds that he is compelled to confront Angela about the past. As they start seeing each other again, can they avoid past mistakes? And will their future together be eclipsed by the mistakes of yesterday?
This is an excellent story about love and loss and parenthood, marred by pretty dire narration. Dozens if not hundreds of words are mispronounced or misread, from Thomas Aquinas ('Aquinnius') to cul-de-sac ('coldy-sack') to bought ('brought'). And as for the accented characters - oh dear.