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Dartmouth Circle

by Diney Costeloe

Relationship Stories

LoveReading View on Dartmouth Circle

Full of some very memorable characters Dartmouth Circle gives a fascinating insight into the paranoia and hidden goings on in a suburban community.  Well-written with considerable page-turnability Dartmouth Circle is set in the unusual setting of a cul-de-sac and it features on the one hand some newly arrived students with the usual drug, sex, small time crime and alchoholic party way of life juxtaposed with the existing close-knit older residents who view their peaceful routine as a way of life and, in fact fear the new upstarts and the changing circumstances wrought on the community.

 

However, it’s easy to empathise with both students and residents alike despite their considerable age difference.  But, the residents’ fears are justified and troubles surface particularly when a relationship grows between one of the younger residents of Dartmouth Circle and one of the newly arrived young students…..

Dartmouth Circle Synopsis

The residents of Dartmouth Circle always refer to their cul-de-sac as 'The Circle'. Somehow, having a private name for their road makes for a feeling of community, of belonging. But then the news breaks...

''Ned Short's sold his house at last'' Sheila announces dramatically, '' to students. What are we going to do?'' ''Do? What can they do? Nothing. Wait and see. Mary takes her to task.
 
''Sheila, you don't know anything about these young people yet. You've no idea if they're going to cause a nuisance, make a noise, give rowdy parties, take drugs -- they may be perfectly normal youngsters.''

''Yes,'' agrees Sheila ominously. ''That's what I'm afraid of!''
 
The day comes when Mad Richmond and her student friends move in, living in the cheerfully laid-back style of most university students, and life begins to change for everyone in Dartmouth Circle, young and old alike. Are Sheila's fears justified... and is this quiet middle-class cul-de-sac quite what it seems on the surface, or has it disturbingly hidden depths?

Dartmouth Circle Press Reviews

"A compelling storyteller, she draws you inexorably from page to page." - Sally Alford

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ISBN: 9780954038304
Publication date: 20/11/2001
Publisher: Castlehaven Books
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780954038304
Publication date: 20th November 2001
Author: Diney Costeloe
Publisher: Castlehaven Books
Format: Hardback
Genres: Relationship Stories,
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About Diney Costeloe

Diney Costeloe, the daughter of a London publisher and encouraged by her father, has written stories and poems all her life.  Trained as a Primary School teacher, she has worked in the East End of London, in Somerset and in the private sector.  To date she has published ten romantic novels under the name of Diney Delancey, several short stories in magazines and on the radio, and many articles and poems.   She has three children who have now left home and she and her husband and dog, share their time between their home in Somerset and their ...

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