We Girls

We Girls

Peter is beset by an existential choice, retain his androgynous ambiguity or say goodbye to his girlish self. Circumstances, however, force both him and Kate to take up other challenges. By straddling the line between child and adult, between carefree creativity and weighty responsibility, between play and work, they find imaginative ways to confront far-reaching problems on which adults persistently turn a blind eye. 

Book 3 of the Boy & Girl Saga. Coming soon.

A peek at the story

“When I look at a girl, all the girl’s in the choir, for example, what strikes me is that being a girl comes natural to them. They don’t have to think about it. It’s what they are. If I were a girl like them there would be nothing special in dressing or acting as one. But for me there is something special about being a boy who dresses as a girl. I’m attracted to girls, I identify as a girl, I feel like a girl, especially when I’m dressed as one, but I am not prepared to go the whole road and become a girl. In a strange way, that ambivalence is an important part of who I am.” – Peter talking to Kate in the first chapter of We Girls.

Read more

The Inseparable Pair – thoughts about gender identity and the new novel, We Girls

Peter forced to see a shrink – maintaining gender ambiguity beyond a certain age entails difficult choices. Read an extract from We Girls.

Greta the Great! – The glorification of Greta Thunberg by the media raises questions that are echoed in We Girls. Read an extract.

Silence is more than the absence of sound... Kate on the quality of silence in a snow-bound world. A short extract from We Girls.

The dangers of contradicting someone’s feelings – “Let him speak,” Eloise said. “He’s telling us how he feels. You might see things differently, but you can’t deny his feelings…”  A short extract from We Girls.

When dreams come true as nightmares – It is one thing to fantasise and to take pleasure at what he imagined, but it was quite different to live such a dream…

The Boy & Girl Saga

Boy & Girl – Imagine Peter’s delight when he finds himself in the head of a girl, he who secretly dresses as a girl. Yet, despite his wild hopes, that girl is not him. She’s Kaitlin, the daughter of a mage in a beleaguered world. Peter has his own problems when a new girl at school threatens to reveal his girly ways. Becoming friends, Kate and Peter confront their problems together.

In Search of Lost Girls – In search of Kate, his lost soul-mate, Peter is beset by individuals hell-bent on stopping him dressing as a girl and besmirching the name of all those who befriend him. Meanwhile Kate has been dumped into a girls’ orphanage where, despite constant abuse and mistreatment, she emerges as a decisive figure in the rescue of her fellow orphans.

We Girls – Peter is beset by an existential choice, retain his androgynous ambiguity or say goodbye to his girlish self. Circumstances, however, force both him and Kate to take up other challenges. By straddling the line between child and adult, between carefree creativity and weighty responsibility, between play and work, they find imaginative ways to confront far-reaching problems on which adults persistently turn a blind eye. (Yet to be published)