Dear Reader,

  I hope you enjoyed my recently serialised novel. It took two years to write and was inspired by visits to my son and his family who live near Madrid. I have tried to be accurate with regard to events of the Spanish Civil War but please bear in mind that this is a work of fiction.Your feed-back would be appreciated.

  Finally, if you have enjoyed this novel please take a look at my other books, all of which are available from Amazon and high street bookshops. If you would like to purchase a signed copy, please see my Contact page.

                                                                                                               Elaine Hankin





After spending several years working in Italy and Switzerland, I settled in West Sussex to start my writing career. This part of the country is the perfect setting for a writer, with both the sea and the Downs within easy reach. While walking in the countryside, I draw on my experiences abroad for inspiration, recalling with fondness the many interesting people I met.

Working in London during my earlier secretarial career also gave me fodder for my stories. Once I get into a book, my characters become like friends and family and half way through, the story begins to write itself.

I have many 'writing' friends, some of whom belong to Sea Scribes, which is a twice monthly group I run. To offset the loneliness of writing, I go to dance classes and study Italian and Spanish.

My books are available from:

Amazon and Amazon Kindle 

FeedARead.com Publishing

Smashwords.com and bookshops