Let’s Escape

by Jacqueline James

  • Published 10 May 2022
  • Publisher SilverWood Books
  • ISBN 978-1-80042-207-0
  • Paperback 229 x 152mm (240 pages)
  • RRP £9.99

Hilary, released from a life of bowing to her mother’s wishes, has come out of her shell. Emboldened, she renovates the bungalow that she and her mother had shared. In trying to escape the resulting chaos, she ventures on a trip that would have been unthinkable while her mother was alive. Surprising herself and delighting her friends, she finds love and the promise of happiness.

Let’s Escape by Jacqueline James

Insights

Hugi

All my adult life I have had a dog and my current dog, Hugi appears as 'Hector', Hilary's dog in Rude Awakening and he's there again in the sequel that I am working on.

I was a family planning doctor as well as a GP and as part of that work I was a psychosexual counsellor. Parts of Hilary's story grew from feelings shared with different women in those counselling sessions.

After my parents died, my sister and I cleared the house that they had lived in for over fifty years. There were no surprises or manuscripts to find, but it was a difficult process and felt quite personal and intrusive. You can never know everything about another person, even someone as close as a parent.

Jacqueline James