Book Poppyland

On a freezing cold night in an unfamiliar city, a man and a woman meet. The encounter lasts moments, they part, barely knowing one another’s names. No plans to meet again, but both are left breathless.

Five years on they live thousands of miles apart in very separate lives, except that sometimes, they both think back to that night and their brief encounter. When they meet again, it seems clear they will do all they can to try and stay together. But can it be that easy? Will they be able to escape their pasts? Will they dare to take a risk?

“…lyrical and real, light and darkly full of yearnings for a profound and lifelong love”
Good Housekeeping
“Barker is drawn repeatedly to the wheeling desolation of the Norfolk coast – this vivid evocation leaps off the page, as do the delightful snapshots revealing the hot-breathed collision of family life”
“Rich, confident and emotionally convincing”
Sunday Times