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A Necessary Fiction

Jane Emerssen


Laura Driscoll’s uncomplicated life is thrown into confusion when she discovers her father lied to secure an advantageous marriage and advance his career.

Determined to uncover the secrets of his past, Laura’s single-minded pursuit of answers leads her to make choices that have far-reaching consequences both for herself and those who love her. Sometimes it is better not to know the truth.

Author, Jane Emerssen spent her youth in Carlisle. She has now returned to her roots in Cumbria with her first full-length novel inspired by research into various family histories and their historical context.


JayStone Publications



Publication Date:

2013 August


Paperback; 194 x 125mm.