Description - Rainy Day Women by Jane Yardley
It is 1971 - hippies, hot pants and extraordinary footwear. Jo and her friend Frankie are fifteen, and they have a problem. Frankie's American mother, in England against her will, is determined to move out of the scruffy Essex village to civilized London. Jo's family would follow them if only they could sell their great rambling home, the Red House, but unfortunately, the house is putting up a fight. An architectural oddity built by an eighteenth-century madman to irritate his wife, it always did have a life of its own, but now its sinister goings-on are driving prospective buyers away. The capable Jo has always coped with her eccentric family but they're getting worse. Even more disturbing, Jo and Frankie are convinced that there's been a murder on the premises. s the Red House crumbles around them, the girls are determined to get to the bottom of the mystery so the Starkey family can sell up and start an ordinary life. But along comes the devastatingly attractive Florian, folk singer and opportunist, to cause a chaos all of his own... AINY DAY WOMEN is a black comedy in which teenaged hopes, fears and egomaniacal tunnel vision are played out against the background of a seriou
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Author Biography - Jane Yardley
Jane Yardley was brought up in Essex in the 1960s. She has a Ph.D. from a London medical school and works on clinical projects around the globe. Her first novel, Painting Ruby Tuesday (which was written on aeroplanes), was shortlisted for the Pendleton May Guildford Arts First Novel Prize. A Saucerful of Secrets is her third novel.