William Trevor was born in 1928. He is an Irish author and playwright, who has won the Whitbread Prize three times and has been nominated four times for the Booker Prize, most recently for his novel Love and Summer. Read Love and the Summer by William Trevor
Mary Jane Staples - Author
Mary Jane Staples was born and brought up in the Walworth area of South London. She now lives in Surrey and is the author of over thirty bestselling novels about cockney life, many of which feature the well-loved Adams family.
Featured Books, with extracts, by Mary Jane Staples
Out of the Shadows Mary Jane Staples
The delicious cockney sagas featuring her much extended Adams family continue with shadows from the past causing trouble. Comparison: Lynda Page, Meg Hutchinson, Joan Jonker. Similar this month: Audrey Howard. Format: Paperback (a Format) - Released: 01/09/2005
A Girl Next Door Mary Jane Staples
Family saga at its best from a household name. Fashion retailer Boots Adams is celebrating his sixtieth birthday with a good old-fashioned cockney knees-up. The new generation however is growing up and further changes are on the way. A big... Format: Paperback - Released: 01/09/2004