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By: Mary Simpson

Heart to Let

Pages: 206 Ratings: 5.0
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Amy Spencer, the novel’s heroine, is a 20th-century Jane Eyre. Not born into a family of status or wealth, she nonetheless had a good education at a single-sex Grammar School near Elephant and Castle in London and an upbringing which enabled her to mix in the various strata of society she encounters in the changing and challenging world she lives in. Amy considers herself the equal, both socially and intellectually, of the men she meets and she succeeds in a profession steeped in tradition and precedent which is male-dominated when she enters it aged 23. But dear reader, does she marry her Mr Rochester? You will have to read the book to find out.

Mary Simpson (known to her friends as ‘Champagne Mary’) retired after a career in law spanning over 40 years. After retirement, she attained a degree with merit in creative writing and then an MA in creative writing, also with merit. In addition to her first novel of this quartet, she has had several collections of poetry published. Apart from her writing, her interests are in wine and the theatre. This quartet spans seven decades in the life of its heroine, who was born during the battle of Britain.

Customer Reviews
7 reviews
7 reviews
  • Amazon Review

    love this book, the author keeps on giving and giving, once you start reading, impossible to put down, Amy is such a likeable character

  • Mrs H Nelson-Jones

    Informative and pacy! A fascinating account of what it was like to be a female trainee solicitor in the late fifties and early sixties. A good pacy read.

  • Wendy

    I just had to put pen to paper. I downloaded a "User" copy of Heart To Let to my Kindle. Mary, I've just finished it and can't praise it enough. What an absolute page-turner. It was fab and I cannot wait for the next book.

  • Julie

    I have just finished "Heart to Let" and thoroughly enjoyed it. References to the law and legal locations were very nostalgic as was Amy's school's "not eating in the street rule" which my grammar school adopted. I look forward to the next book in the series and to finding out what happens to Amy. Many congratulations on producing such a good read.

  • Margy

    I write to tell you how much I enjoyed your first book. It was wonderful and I loved reading all about your early life. Like all your readers I can't wait for no 2.

  • Peggy

    I look forward to the second one. Keep the words tumbling out.

  • Pat Allcorn

    I have just finished reading the first of your books. What can I say? It is beautifully written. I love the use of the present and past working together and challenging the authenticity and complexity of memory. The powerful emotions are expressed in such a way as to leave the reader believing they are manageable and yet knowing they are so deeply felt and precious they cannot be divulged. I am privileged to know you and delighted you are published. The book will have meaning for many. Good luck with Volume 2.

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