Things That Bounded
A body in a burned-out church, the suffragettes, women’s fashion, a jumping dog, London gay lives in 1930. Things That Bounded is “an inspiring story filled with courage and the search for truth. A Red Ribbon Winner and highly recommended!” (The Wishing Shelf Book Awards)
Ellen and Kate were best friends and committed suffragettes. On the eve of the Great War, Kate burned down a church. A man died and she disappeared. Sixteen years later, Ellen and her brother Freddie have rebuilt their lives after the trauma of war and loss. She is overjoyed when Kate reappears. But Kate is consumed by remorse over the death.
They enlist the help of Alec, Freddie’s ex-lover, to find out what happened that day in the church. There are ties from the past that bind them all: guilt, fear, pride. Can they break free from these and reclaim the lives they deserve?
“This is a novel with female and male queer characters, and their love for each other is at its heart … It is an uplifting story which manages to address important and universal themes around vulnerability and courage.” (Helen Pankhurst, international women’s rights activist and writer)