In April 2017 Marylebone House is delighted to be publishing a new novel by Steve Goddard; Whatever Happened to Billy Shears?
That’s all it took.
And Lucy Pitcher spun William Shearwater’s world upside down.
Fifty years on, ‘Shears’ is a squeaky-clean Anglican chaplain, nursing memories of a lost and secret love. He has never met English teacher Sophie Daggert, recently bereaved and on a quest to trace her natural parents. But through a mesmerizing series of twists and turns, Sophie and Shears are brought together in a shocking journey of self-discovery – with 1967’s Summer of Love at the heart of it all.
‘Witty, tragic and emotional. If there’s a better-observed comic novel about the 1960s, I’ll eat my kaftan.’ Cindy Kent MBE, (ex-The Settlers)
‘Goddard’s knowledge of popular culture is extraordinary, and the way he weaves it into a believable range of characters makes this book utterly compelling. A splendid read is guaranteed for all.’ Don Maclean, former presenter of BBC TV’s Crackerjack!