Marion Husband - Author

About the Author

Winner of the first Andrea Badenoch Prize for Fiction in 2005 for Paper Moon, Marion  Husband graduated with distinction and won the Blackwell Prize for Best Performance for the MA in Creative Writing at Northumbria University in 2003. She currently teaches creative writing through the Open College of the Arts and has poems and short stories published, most recently a pamphlet of poetry about her father and childhood entitled Service. Her first novel, The Boy I Love, was published in July 2005 to much critical acclaim. Marion is married with two children and lives in the Tees Valley.

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Now the Day is Over

Now the Day is Over

Author: Marion Husband Format: Paperback Release Date: 01/10/2014

Say You Love Me

Say You Love Me

Author: Marion Husband Format: eBook Release Date: 10/01/2013

Say You Love Me sensitively explores childhood abuse, adoption and family loyalty. Pulling no punches, this enthralling, disturbing novel gives the reader a real insight into familial abuse.Say You Love Me is a powerful, sensitive yet shocking, exploration of the long-lasting traumas caused by parental sexual abuse. Marion Husbands superbly drawn, multi-dimensional characters, loving and hating freely, both fascinate and repel.Ben Walker sets out to trace his father and discover the truth about his adoption in 1968. But the past holds secrets that his brother Mark is desperate to keep. Old hatreds between the brothers are rekindled and their adopted father is made to face his own guilt over the events of that spring of 1968.

All the Beauty of the Sun

All the Beauty of the Sun

Author: Marion Husband Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/06/2012

Soho 1925 Two young men meet - for one of them this is love at first sight, for the other only lust and guilt... In 1925 Paul Harris returns to England from self-imposed exile in Tangiers for an exhibition of his paintings. He leaves behind Patrick, the man he has loved since they met in the trenches in 1918, needing to discover if he has the strength to live without him and wanting to explore the kind of life he might have lived had it not been for the war. In Bohemian Soho, Paul meets Edmund whose passionate love changes Paul's idea of himself. With Edmund, Paul begins to believe that he may have another life to live, free of the guilt and regrets of the past. But the past is not so easy to escape, and when Patrick follows Paul to London a decision must be made that will affect all their lives.

The Boy I Love

The Boy I Love

Author: Marion Husband Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/04/2012

The story is set in the aftermath of World War One. Paul Harris, still frail after shellshock, returns to his father's home and to the arms of his secret lover, Adam. He discovers that Margot, the fiancee of his dead brother, is pregnant and marries her through a sense of loyalty. Though Adam he finds work as a schoolteacher; while setting up a home with Margot he continues to see Adam. Pat Morgan who was a sergeant in Paul's platoon, runs a butcher's shop in town and cares for his twin brother, Mick who lost both legs in the war. Pat yearns for the closeness he experienced with Paul in the trenches. Set in a time when homosexuality was `the love that dare not speak it's name' the story develops against the backdrop of the strict moral code of the period. Paul has to decide where his loyalty and his heart lies as all the characters search hungrily for the love and security denied them during the war. Superbly written with engaging characters that are simultaneously strong and weak, compassionate and flawed. The book is a controversial but compulsive read and readers will find their sympathies tugged in unusual directions as they engage with the lives of the characters. The Boy I Love is the first of a two book series - in the second book, based in World War 2 we following the life of Mick, now a war poet, his son and Robbie, son of Paul and Margot.

Marion Husband Free Sampler

Marion Husband Free Sampler

Author: Marion Husband Format: eBook Release Date: 12/04/2012

The Guardian described The Boy I Love as 'impressive...'. With this free sampler you have the opportunity to discover a wonderful new writing talent - Marion Husband.Her writing is powerful but with the pace to keep you turning the pages. Ideal for reading groups and for anyone who has enjoyed the time period, characters and conflict of Downton Abbey. The sampler includes the first three chapters of The Boy I Love and the first of All Beauty of the Sun.  

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