Victoria Park

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Atlantic Books, Jan 7, 2021 - Fiction - 150 pages

'Original, thought-provoking' - Elizabeth Macneal

'a delightful read . . . beautifully observed' - Daily Mail

Mona and Wolfie have lived on Victoria Park for over fifty years. Now, on the eve of their sixty-fifth wedding anniversary, they must decide how to navigate Mona's declining health. Bookended by the touching exploration of their love, Victoria Park follows the disparate lives of twelve people over the course of a single year. Told from their multiple perspectives in episodes which capture feelings of alienation and connection, the lingering memory of an acid attack in the park sends ripples of unease through the community. By the end of the novel, their carefully interwoven tales create a rich tapestry of resilience, love and loss.


With sharply observed insight into contemporary urban life, and characters we take to our hearts, Gemma Reeves has written a moving, uplifting debut which reflects those universal experiences that connect us all.

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User Review  - linda.a. - LibraryThing

Whilst there is nothing original about telling the interweaving stories of neighbours living in a tight-knit community, Gemma Reeve’s moving debut novel stands out as an excellent illustration of how ... Read full review

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User Review  - nuttybooklady - LibraryThing

This is the story of some really interesting, although fictional, characters who live in the Victoria Park area of East London. Starting in the autumn , the book covers a whole year in the lives of ... Read full review

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About the author (2021)

Gemma Reeves is a writer and teacher who lives and works in London.

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