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About the book
  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446421727
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

A Saucerful of Secrets

A blackly funny novel with a mystery element about adoption, relationships and identity - with a stunning twist!

It is 1969. London swings, men land on the moon, and thirteen-year-old Kim Tanner appears on Imogen's doorstep to announce she is her long-lost daughter.
Imogen wrote a bestseller about the baby she was forced to give away, so there have been many contenders, but Kim is special, and Imogen is convinced. Kim moves in and proceeds to bring order to chaos. Then along comes the pretty, appealing Sukie, also claiming to be Imogen's child. Kim is determined to prove she is Imogen's daughter but when the starts digging she unearths a very murky story...

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446421727
  • Imprint: Transworld Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 416

About the Author

Jane Yardley

Jane Yardley was brought up in Essex in the 1960s. She has a PhD 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 short-listed for the Guilford Arts First Novel Prize. Her other novels are Rainy Day Women, A Saucerful of Secrets and Dancing with Dr Kildare.

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Praise for A Saucerful of Secrets

“If you like the sixties and mysteries, you'll enjoy this”


“'Touching and funny'”


“This is a thoughtful, humorous and often moving story about adoption and identity”

Kate Saunders, The Times

“The novel contains some fine playful moments, but it's when observing the real discomfort of not being loved, and not being known, that Yardley's writing shines.”

The Glasgow Herald

“Admirers of Shena Mackay will find the same mixture of dreamy charm and sharp-eyed humour ... Wonderfullly captures that era's bohemian mood ... Funny, touching and beautifully written”

Christina Koning, The Times

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