Nothing to Lose

Nothing to Lose

by TaniaKindersley (Author)

Synopsis

When Maude Strong was twenty-four she killed a child. This one stark sentence lies at the heart of Maude's life. The court found her not guilty of dangerous driving - she was only going 24 miles an hour; the child ran out into the road; there was no time to stop. But no one else killed that child, and if the court wasn't going to punish her, Maude would punish herself. The next ten years have been spent in shadows: living in a basement flat on one of London's most anonymous roads; working as a ghost-writer and burying herself in other people's stories. Until a stranger's knock on her door leads to an unexpected trip to Scotland, and the suspicion that it may be possible after all for broken hearts to mend.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Sceptre
Published: 07 Nov 2002

ISBN 10: 0340685891
ISBN 13: 9780340685891
Book Overview: Tania Kindersley is also the author of Elvis has Left the Building , Don't Ask Me Why and Goodbye, Johnny Thunders .

Media Reviews
'In the blizzard of 'chick lit' of the past decade, Tania Kindersley stands out. Thoughtful, honest, and prepared to chart the pain of emotions among the young and gay - rather than just their appetite for self-doubt or loathing - her first three novels were among the best of the genre. But now, with her fourth, Kindersley has finally come of age. Nothing to Lose is the work of a novelist of stature rather than a member of a publishing phenomenon. Maude Strong, who killed a child in a road accident ten years ago has not recovered. Maude's return from the living dead is the backbone of Kindersley's beautiful and moving novel. It gives us a female heroine as frail and yet still capable of love as the second Mrs De Winter in Rebecca, and the comparison is entirely apt.' -- Mail 20020503 'Establishes her as a writer mature enough to deal with death and the terror of corrosive guilt...Well written and intelligent, this is a hugely impressive book' -- Marie Claire 20020503 that rare beast, a well-written love story for grown-ups ... An elegiac page-turner - INDEPENDENT MAGAZINE -- Independent Magazine 20020503 A deep and moving insight into the mind of a trauma victim which makes compelling reading - Telegraph & Argus, Bradford 20020503 A sensitive, beautifully-written evocation of the redemptive pwer of love - CHOICE 20020503 a moving, thought-provoking tale ... a beautifully written novel with deftly drawn characters and poignant descriptions of loneliness, despair and hope. THE PRESS & JOURNAL, Aberdeen 20020503 'Beautiful and moving novel. It gives us a female heroine as frail and yet still capable of love as the second Mrs De Winter in Rebecca, and the comparison is entirely apt' -- Mail 20020503 'an emotional and captivating read' -- The Irish News 20020503 'Tania Kindersley is a novelist who effortlessly evokes loss and nostalgia' -- Sunday Times 20020503 'Well written and intelligent, this is a hugely impressive book' -- Marie Claire, London 20020503 'Tania Kindersley is the Guinness heiress and novelist. Her latest offering tells the painful tale of young ghost writer of celebrity' -- Derbyshsire Today 20020503 'Establishes her as a writer mature enough to deal with death and the terror of corrosive guilt...Well written and intelligent, this is a hugely impressive book' -- Marie Claire 20020503
Author Bio
Tania Kindersley was born and grew up in the Lambourn Valley near Newbury, the daughter of the Queen Mother's racehorse trainer and a member of the Guinness family. She wrote her first novel while at Oxford and followed it up with a second frothy social satire shortly after failing to get into drama school. She changed direction with her fourth book, Goodby, Johnny Thunders. Tania Kindersley lives in Scotland and is a freelance journalist.