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Belonging

Belonging
  • Author(s): Umi Sinha
  • Location(s): India, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Historical
  • Era(s): Mid 19th Century to early 1920s

Lila Langdon is twelve years old when she witnesses a family tragedy after her mother unveils her father’s surprise birthday present – a tragedy that ends her childhood in India and precipitates a new life in Sussex with her...

Chasing Shadows

Chasing Shadows
  • Author(s): Matthew J Evans
  • Location(s): Chichester, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Thriller
  • Era(s): Present day

When DS David Angelis wakes from a coma, his world is turned upside down as he discovers he can see into the minds of others. Is he now a threat to his job, or will he use his supernatural...

Murder On The Pier (Flora Steele #2)

Murder On The Pier (Flora Steele #2)
  • Author(s): Merryn Allingham
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Crime, Mystery
  • Era(s): Mid 1950s

Meet Flora Steele – bookshop owner, bicycle-rider, daydreamer and amateur detective! Sussex, 1956: When bookshop owner Flora Steele goes for a walk along the pier she isn’t expecting to spot a young woman’s body in the stormy waters below....

Rook

Rook
  • Author(s): Jane Rusbridge
  • Location(s): Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

Nora has come home to the Sussex coast where, every dawn, she runs along the creek path to the sea. In the half-light, fragments of cello music crash around in her mind, but she casts them out – it’s...

Sweet Sorrow

Sweet Sorrow
  • Author(s): David Nicholls
  • Location(s): London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): 1997

One life-changing summer Charlie meets Fran… In 1997, Charlie Lewis is the kind of boy you don’t remember in the school photograph. His exams have not gone well. At home he is looking after his father, when surely it...

The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier)

The Ebb (The Lady of the Pier)
  • Author(s): Effrosyni Moschoudi
  • Location(s): Brighton, Corfu
  • Genre(s): Fiction, Romance
  • Era(s): 1930s and 1980s

When Sofia falls in love, a mourning spirit begins to haunt her… CORFU, 1987 On a long holiday with her grandparents, Sofia Aspioti meets Danny Markson, a charming flirt who makes her laugh. Although she tries to keep him...

The Night Visitor

The Night Visitor
  • Author(s): Lucy Atkins
  • Location(s): The South of France (Le Midi), London, Sussex
  • Genre(s): Thriller
  • Era(s): Contemporary

Professor Olivia Sweetman has worked hard to achieve the life she loves, with a high-flying career as a TV presenter and historian, three children and a talented husband. But as she stands before a crowd at the launch of...

Brighton Belle

Brighton Belle
  • Author(s): Sara Sheridan
  • Location(s): Brighton
  • Genre(s): Historical, Mystery
  • Era(s): 1950s

1951. Brighton. With the excitement of the war over and the Nazis brought to justice at Nuremberg, Mirabelle Bevan (retired Secret Service) thinks her skills are no longer required. After the death of her lover she moves to the...

All the hopeful Lovers

All the hopeful Lovers
  • Author(s): William Nicholson
  • Location(s): Lewes
  • Genre(s): Fiction
  • Era(s): Modern

This book loosely follows on from The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life. Belinda wistfully reflects how much better at sex she is now than when she was in her twenties. She’s thought about taking a lover, but ultimately could...

Another Woman’s Husband

Another Woman’s Husband
  • Author(s): Gill Paul
  • Location(s): Paris, Brighton
  • Era(s): 20th Century

1911. Aged just fifteen, Mary Kirk and Wallis Warfield meet at summer camp. Their friendship will survive heartbreaks, continents, and the demands of the English crown, until it is shattered by one unforgivable betrayal… 1997. Kendall’s romantic break in...

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