Bobbie's fourth novel, 'The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker' is due out in March 2019. Her earlier novels are: 'Oz', 'Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones' and 'Truth Games'. She won the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and the New Delta Review Creative Nonfiction Prize 2010. She has worked as barmaid, mushroom picker, film extra, maths coach, cabinet minister's private secretary, care assistant and volunteer adult-literacy teacher, as well as in social research and government policy.
Her latest novel is 'The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker'
When Harry Whittaker, much loved star of stage and screen, dies suddenly of a heart attack, he finds himself still in this world. Trapped in a bizarre afterlife, he struggles to free himself. Meanwhile, his estranged son Richard is also trying to escape – from his failing café, his dotty mother, and the wrong girlfriend. Perhaps what they all need is a guardian angel.
Bobbie's three earlier novels are
'OZ': Mark Jonnson's life is a mess. He's been cheating on his wife, fears his marriage is over, but can't bear to leave his boisterous 7-year-old daughter, Matilda. Just when he thinks things can't get worse, his mother is killed in a road accident. Shocked and grieving, he decamps to her house, where he uncovers a secret that will turn his life upside-down and send him and his daughter on a whirlwind search for the truth.
Sarah Rayner, author of 'One Moment, One Morning', says of 'Oz', "What a delight to find a novel that's both a page-turner and a nuanced exploration of characters. The tensions and subtleties of relationships of marriage and parenting across the decades are explored with delicacy, yet the storytelling never falters, as a constantly evolving plot keeps you hooked until the last page."
'Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones': Long-listed for the 2011 International Rubery Book Award. Comedy of errors. Three troubled people dash off to the Scottish Highlands to find their destinies mysteriously entwined around a reading group in the Inverness public library. Twists & surprises, very funny with also some dark, serious threads, it keeps you guessing throughout.
'Truth Games': We're in 1970s London, the blazing summers of 75 & 76, and a group of friends are getting way out of their depth in infidelity. Thought-provoking, amusing & sexy.
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