Trapeze Memoir HB April £16.99 304pp 978 1 409 17250 5 eBook: £16.99 / 978 1 409 17252 9 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7253 6 / 10 hrs
KATHERINE MAY The Electricity of Every Living Thing Life in My Own Time and Space
With an asperger’s diagnosis at age 37, this is one woman’s journey to make sense of herself.
Last summer, Katherine May was approaching 40, feeling overwhelmed by motherhood and lacking connection with others. She wanted to get out and find herself again, and so set about walking the South West Coast Path. However, this journey uncovers more than she ever imagined. By chance, Katherine hears a radio show and the guests are speaking about Asperger’s Syndrome, and things begin to fall into place. After a formal diagnosis, Katherine begins to unravel this new perspective of her life. It is not just a story about walking or autism; this is one woman’s journey to understand herself.
Katherine May is better known as Betty Herbert, author of the award-winning memoir, The 52 Seductions, and of two novels: Burning Out and Ghosts and Their Uses. She has written for The Times, Good Housekeeping, Cosmopolitan and Glamour.
Trapeze Memoir MMP May £7.99 304pp B&W 978 1 409 17702 9 eBook: March / £7.99 / 978 1 409 17703 6 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7719 7 / 10 hrs
MAGGIE HARTLEY Battered, Broken, Healed
Can foster carer Maggie Hartley help a young mother escape her abusive husband to be a mummy to her baby daughter?
Baby Jasmine is placed with Maggie after the police are called to the family home. Her mother vehemently denies that anything is wrong, however, and social services allow her to have daily visits with Jasmine.
Then one day Hailey arrives for the contact session covered in bruises. Breaking down, Hailey admits that she is being abused by her violent husband.
Maggie realises that the only way mother and daughter will be reunited is if Hailey admits the truth and leaves her husband. But after years of physical and psychological abuse, that’s easier said than done. . .
Maggie Hartley is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has fostered over 300 children over her twenty-year career.
Location: Whitstable, Kent www.katherine-may.co.uk f/ kathermay T: @_katherine_may_ i: @katherinemay_
Trapeze Non-fiction • April / May 2018