Arms Around Frank Richardson

Sylvia Colley’s third novel explores the age-old theme of nature vs. nurture. Published in 2022 by Muswell Press, it is available to buy through Blackwells, Amazon, WHSmith and other local bookshops.

This “stunning new novel” has been published also as an audiobook, narrated by Sandy Walsh.

Nature or nurture? The impact of traumatic childhood experience reverberates into the grown-up world of Frank, Alice and Henry – children from three families suffering the fall-out from their early life. Frank, a working-class boy abused by his step-father, Alice, physically disabled and frustrated, Henry, the less clever son of wealthy ambitious parents. From a rundown estate in Eastleigh, a small town in Darlington and an affluent Cotswold home, each character grapples with the life fate has handed them. Until by chance they all come together in adulthood, the repercussions are explosive.

A touching and beautiful novel

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