The Boatman’s Journey

The Boatman's Journey CoverMy latest book, The Boatman’s Journey, is set in 1929 and 1980. This tender narrative explores the enduring search for identity, the need for a heartland and the restorative power of faith when past events still haunt the present.

Leonard Gardner, a former artist suffering from aphasia, is confined to a nursing home. A young care assistant, Kate Davies, discovers his collection of paintings and begins to work with him in a new approach to therapy. A strong bond develops between them as Kate uncovers details of Leonard’s childhood growing up on the canals and his quest for education. But his early success is short lived when tragedy forces his life to change course.

Read a short extract from the book here.