It is 1984, and the Kent coalfields face closure. Striking miner Bradley is haunted by the pit which killed his father. When his wife's vigorous campaigning for the saving of the pit intensifies, he retreats into his allotment to contemplate a heart-rending decision
It is 1984, and the Kent coalfields face closure. Striking miner Bradley is haunted by the pit which killed his father. When his wife's vigorous campaigning for the saving of the pit intensifies, he retreats into his allotment to contemplate a heart-rending decision. With his sister pregnant and scared of the world discovering her secret, Bradley is faced with a difficult decision: voluntary redundancy would bring enough to buy a small-holding in the country where there is a promise of a new life for his family, but to qualify he must break the strike and defy everything his wife stands for. Dare he become a scab and risk losing the woman he loves?
A daughter of the artist Cyril Hamersma, Theresa was raised in London and married at nineteen. After having three children in quick succession she trained as a hairdresser, took up pottery but ended up working in a factory to pay the bills. After her eventual divorce she married again in 2006. Finally, having the support of friends and family, and with her children settled in New York and Kent, Theresa is able to follow her passion for writing and express her strong views about social injustice. She is an avid listener of Radio 4 and a keen gardener, growing all of her own vegetables. The Sea Inside His Head is her first novel.
The Sea Inside His Head by Theresa Le Flem
Theresa Le Flem
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