Walnuts is a modern-day tale of love and families set on the outskirts of London. It follows the day-to-day lives of the people who live in Princeton Road. We enter the thoughts of Eileen and Keith, who have just moved in to no. 43 with their children; of old Mrs Anderson who lives in the upstairs flat at no. 34 above Ian, who lives alone after his painful divorce. Jane and Tom and family are at no. 51, and childless Penny and Michael complete the line up at no.40.
We are drawn in to their lives and dreams, as some are caught out by extra-marital temptation; others deal with the death of loved ones; and we share the tender moments of a first sexual encounter. All this alongside the run up to a production of Oh What a Lovely War.
We move from one character to another, learning their inner secrets as we see the world from their point of view, discovering their memories good and bad, and their current battles and triumphs. Within a few chapters it’s as if we live in Princeton Road ourselves!Read the First Chapter