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NEW NOVEL: Talking to Calippa Cumberland

a novel about Christmas past and present
about living and loving
about losing and finding

It’s half past four on Christmas Eve, 1976. Lori Bloom, aged three and three quarters, is leaving a busy department store with her mother when the tannoy announces that a child in reception is lost and crying for her parents… Read More »

Sample Chapters: Talking to Calippa Cumberland


Christmas Eve 1976  
We have a little girl here… 

The visit to Santa’s Grotto on Christmas Eve is an unexpected treat. Daddy will be coming home later this evening. Mummy has explained to me more than once that the reason Daddy has to be away from home so often and for such long periods is that ‘he’s earning the pennies for us to spend’. I miss… Read More »