Suzi Stembridge's Novels, Blog & A File on Greece




The four books in the COMING OF AGE Quartet are set chronologically before the final volume of GREEK LETTERS, but the crafting of the books means that they all can be read in any order.



COMING OF AGE : CAST A HOROSCOPE - (DOORS TO MANUAL) steps backwards to 1960 with the birth of Rosalind’s son Andrew out of wedlock, sired by Gerald, the chief pilot of the airline with whom she flies as an airhostess. Set in exotic Mediterranean locations in the early days of package holidays and West Yorkshire it travels through to Andrew’s adoption by his birthfather, who subsequently vanishes unable to cope with the situation, and Rosalind’s conventional marriage until she eventually finds herself reunited with her firstborn.

ISBN: 978-1-78507-363-2  Kindle edition



THE SCORPIONS LAST TALE (chronologically the second in the Coming of Age Quartet; please see separate page. Kindle Edition Paperback edition due soon.



COMING OF AGE : BRIGHT DAFFODIL YELLOW explores Gerald’s need for a change of identity by name and surgery; by now Andrew is not the only child able to claim his paternity. Gerald escapes from Kyrenia in Cyprus under the cover to the Turkish invasion of 1974 to London and the Lake District, with scenes in Portmeirion in Wales where his second son is disabled, the protagonist is finally forced to confront his inability to accept his responsibilities. Kindle edition Paperback edition due soon.



COMING OF AGE : THE GLASS CLASS brings the saga towards the 21st century with Rosalind’s friends failing to support her after her divorce from William. The image of beautiful people is wearing thin and dreams are unfulfilled. Certain deaths begin to look suspicious and with scenes in Yorkshire and North Wales, it is only when those in the crowd whose illusions have not been shattered holiday on Spetses in Greece that Rosalind is absolved from suspicion. A story set against a background of journalism, alcoholism, 19th century history and the Open University. ISBN: 978-1-78507-628-2 Kindle edtion