About Sally Emerson

Sally Emerson is the award-winning author of novels including Heat, Separation and Second Sight and an anthologist of poetry and prose. She is a Travel Writer for The Sunday Times and previously was editor of the literary magazine Books and Bookmen. She began her career there as an editorial assistant in a basement in London’s Victoria Street. At Oxford she edited Isis and continued her reviewing work and wrote for The Times. She won prizes including a Catherine Pakenham Award, the Vogue Talent Contest and the Radio Times Young Journalist of the Year.

Published: 28 July 2021 Pages: 238 ISBN: 978-1-86151-989-4

Size: 5’’ x 8’’ / 12.7cm x20cm Price: £10.00 Format: Paperback

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Second Sight

By Sally Emerson

Category Literary and Contemporary Fiction, Romantic Fiction, Thriller

About Second Sight
Smart, savvy and original, Sally Emerson’s story about a young woman growing up with an amoral mother deftly portrays youth and its careful obsessions. For fifteen-year-old Jennifer Hamilton, the transition from adolescence to adulthood is painful and bewildering. Too mature to return to the securities of childhood, yet unwilling to join a world of adults, Jennifer creates a psychic world in which her companions are Shelley and the Restoration playwright Aphra Behn. Adding to Jennifer’s self-doubt is her exuberant and capricious mother. When her mother brings home the young, attractive architect Paul, Jennifer becomes aware of new and unusual feelings, and before long mother and daughter are competing for Paul’s attention.

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