Fiona Collins

Summer in the City
  • Summer in the City

  • A touching and uplifting story set over one summer in London about a father and daughter who help each other step out into the world again, perfect for fans of Katie Fforde and Lucy Diamond.
    Prue is not someone you would notice willingly. She likes to keep herself to herself and fade into the background. If it were not for the birthmark on her left cheek, she might actually succeed at becoming invisible.

    She spends all of her time with her blind father, Vince. Together, they sit in silence and ignore the vibrant city just on their doorstep. Life is as good as what's on TV. That is, until something forces them both to go outside and see what they have been missing. For Vince, that means discovering how to see the world without his sight. For Prue, that means finding the courage to finally love and be loved in return.

    A story about family, friendship and facing your fears head on, this is a heart-warming story that will stay with you long after you have finished the last page.

    Why readers love Summer in the City

    'I'll be thinking about these characters for a very long time to come'
    'This is a book about taking chances, pushing boundaries and exploring the world'
    'An uplifting, funny and inspiring read about getting back out into the world again'
    'Captivates a wonderful relationship between a father and daughter'

Fiona Collins grew up in an Essex village and after stints in Hong Kong and London returned to the Essex countryside where she lives with her husband and three children. She has a degree in Film and Literature and has had many former careers including TV presenting in Hong Kong, traffic and weather presenter for BBC local radio and film/TV extra. You can find her on Twitter @FionaJaneBooks.

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