Still obsessed with the memory of his lover, nine years after she died of the Spanish 'flu, the outwardly charming and caring Dr Markham has taken responsibility for her twin children, David and Jessica, while he has entered a marriage of convenience with the plain but wealthy Alice. His fixations are transferred to Jessica as she grows into an attractive girl resembling her mother, and his inherent homophobia is visited on David, who appears effeminate. This account of the oppression of two children in a world of 'respectable adults', and of their desperate attempt to escape it, is not for the faint-hearted.
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Fran Lewis, New York Reviewer: "This is one book every parent should read. We need to protect our young and make sure that no one abuses them. One man so caught up in himself and his wants he destroyed so many and the end result is: Two Unknown: Deaths." Judy Darley, Essential Writers: "...he writes with the voice of a teenage girl, a disappointed wife, a confused boy and a self-centred man with an authenticity that...makes it uncomfortable yet compulsive reading...this intriguing, disturbing yet powerful novel."
About Alan Hamilton
Alan Hamilton lives near Bristol, England and has a degree in History from Oxford and an MSc from Nottingham Trent University. After a career in business organisations, both in the UK and overseas, he wrote and ran personal development training programmes and worked as a trainer for the charity Relate. He has now reinvented himself as a freelance copy editor - and an author. His hobby is sailing; a racing dinghy locally most weekends, somewhere nice and warm once a year with a bigger boat.
Two Unknown by Alan Hamilton
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