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Flashback and Purple

Annie Capaldi can't forget Arthur, the ex she still loves. Their daughter Leigh has style, a boss who wants sex, and no thought of any relationship with her cleaner Crystel - who meets Ethan, an eco-dreamer obsessed with the past, on the tube. In this novel about time, all five are linked by love, circumstances or a lopsided rainbow clock with no home. Twenty-five years ago Annie started work after Arthur left. Two wives and an enduring friendship later, he interrupts her memories with the news that he's single again and wants her back. On the same day Ethan, an idealistic PhD student, shares a carriage with Crystel and her little girl Coralie and decides they are the poem he can't write. Crystel works for brittle and ambitious Leigh Capaldi, who sacks her for taking time off on Coralie's fifth birthday. But Crystel's surprising response prompts Leigh to give the rainbow clock she never wanted as a present for a child she's never met. Ethan abandons London for a green community called Ferningstone, while beginning at the same time an unpromising online relationship with Crystel. But first he needs to understand the mother who died when he was ten, journeying through his own childhood in order to find her. Arthur arrives to stay with Leigh - and woo Annie again. But he's not the lover she remembers, and the changes time can work have only just begun.For Annie, for Leigh, and for two very different young people drawn into a love that really could be hopeless, there are decisions to make - if only the present will stop threatening the future and rewriting the past.
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Sue will be touring promoting her books at the following events:21/10/2015 Berkhamsted Live, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 24/10/2015 The Purple Tour, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire 26/10/2015 The Purple Tour, Watford, Hertfordshire 13/11/2015 The Purple Tour, Sutton, Surrey 22/11/2015 Sue at Banbury Literary Live, Banbury, OxfordshireFurther events at

About the Author

Sue Hampton is an ex-teacher who has been a full-time writer since 08. She is the author of more than 20 varied novels for children and teenagers, set in the past, present and future and across genres like humour, mystery and fantasy as well as real-world human drama. Her hero Michael Morpurgo has praised three of her titles: "Beautifully written" THE WATERHOUSE GIRL, "terrific" JUST FOR ONE DAY and "enthralling" SPIRIT AND FIRE. She already has one adult novel called ARIA, existing in e-book and audiobook form. Inspired by the work of George Eliot, Virginia Woolf and Carole Shields, she also admires Siobhan Dowd and Susan Fletcher, and writes from character and with passion. She enjoys visiting schools - more than 500 so far - to inspire children of all ages to read and write. Sue lost all her hair to alopecia in 1981 but decided in 09 to walk bareheaded in the world with an important message to share about respect and identity. As an Ambassador for Alopecia UK, she embraces difference and individuality in life and in her work. An eco-activist, she sees herself as a keyboard warrior in more ways than one.Sue lives in Hertfordshire with her husband, author and poet Leslie Tate. Together, as #authorsinlove, they present to writers' groups and library groups, and run Berkhamsted Live, a mixed-arts show. Sue has appeared at various book festivals (Lincoln, Alton, Flamstead and Lyme Regis, plus the Seed Festival) and like Leslie will be at Banbury Literary Live 2015.

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