Books - Small Pleasures

Small Pleasures by Clare Chambers

1957, South-East suburbs of London - Jean Swinney is a feature writer on a local paper, disappointed in love and - on the brink of 40 - living a limited
existence with her truculent mother: a small life with no likelihood of escape. When a young Swiss woman, Gretchen Tilbury, contacts the paper t claim that her daughter is the result of a virgin birth, it is down to Jean to discover whether she is a miracle or a fraud.