Books by Adele Geras

Below you will find a non-exhaustive list of books I've published over the years. I’ve published more than 100 books for readers of all ages, which includes six novels for adults.

Ithaka

ITHAKA tells the story of the women left behind after the end of the Trojan War. While Odysseus is slowly making his way home, overcoming terrible obstacles sent by the gods, his wife Penelope does not know whether he's alive or dead. How long will she be able to withstand the pressure of the numerous […]

The Dream Quilt

"I threaded silk through a silver needle to make a cover for your bed.Rest your head, close your eyes. I’ll stitch you dreams and lullabies." We start with a house, where everyone sleeps except for a child…. Illustrated by and available from the talented Valerie Greeley

Dido

While she was still trembling with the complete unexpectedness of what Aeneas had just said and done, he leaned forward a little and kissed her on the mouth. Just one swift, soft touch of his lips on hers and then he turned and walked away. Love can be deadly. Especially when two girls fall for […]

Happy Ever After

The Tower Room: Loosely based on Rapunzel, this is the story of a sudden, unexpected, passionate relationship and the unforessen yet inevitable results of defying convention. When Megan glimpses Simon from her tower room, their worlds are changed forever. Watching the Roses: A modern version of Sleeping Beauty, this is a haunting tale of treachery […]

Dangerous Women

The compelling, gorgeously atmospheric tale of love, betrayal and innocence, inspired by the incredible true story of female convicts. 'Beautifully written, an epic sea voyage with an intriguing murder mystery . . . an unputdownable read' KATIE FFORDE 'I was thoroughly entranced by the story, and the great murder mystery kept me guessing throughout. A […]

Facing the Light

An extended family gathers in late August to celebrate the seventy-fifth birthday of its formidable matriarch, Leonora. She is the daughter of the famous Edwardian painter Ethan Walsh, whose paintings are kept at the family home, Willow Court in Wiltshire. At Leonora’s house party will be her daughters, Gwen and Rilla, whom she raised alone […]

A Hidden Life

When Constance Barrington dies, she leaves behind a wealthy estate and a complex family network. But when the whole family gathers to hear her last will and testament, they are in for a terrible shock. Constance – possessed of a long memory and a spiteful disposition – altered her will shortly before her death. The […]

Hester's Story

Hester Fielding was once the leading ballerina of her day. Her life is the stuff of drama: a bleak Yorkshire childhood transformed by the discovery of her amazing gifts as a dancer; a dangerous love affair that can only lead to heartbreak; and a secret that would topple her from her pinnacle of fame if […]

Made in Heaven

Suzannah (known as Zannah) and Adrian are planning to marry in May, the loveliest time of year. Zannah has always wanted a beautiful, traditional wedding and feels she missed out the first time round when she married Cal, father of her daughter Isis. Now, the two families are to meet for the first time. Will […]

Out of the Dark

Rob Stone comes back from the horrors of the First World War with a ruined face and a broken heart. Unable to forget the things he's seen, and haunted by the ghost of his dead captain, all that Rob has left is a picture of the captain's family. He sets out to find them, hoping […]

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I was born in Jerusalem in 1944 and spent my early childhood in many different countries because my father was in the Colonial Service. Before I was eleven, I'd lived in Cyprus, Nigeria, and North Borneo and later my parents were also sent to the Gambia and Tanganyika (now Tanzania)... read more.

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