‘Sometimes it’s a choice between looking up at the thighs and pretty knickers of an attractive girl whose face you’ve never seen, or down at an emptiness that dizzies the stomach. . . ‘
This was the choice facing Dan. Serious, talented, successful, a Civil Servant with the remnants of a beautiful soul, he had long forgotten the glories of the landscape that inspired his youth, the people that moved him, when Kate happens. She has no respect, an enormous vitality, long hair and those knickers, and conveniently, she has missed her train and has nowhere to stay.
Well . . . Charlie thinks Dan has nobly sacrificed himself, Michael, as always, disapproves, but Dan and Kate come alive in a relationship that exhilarates, but just might destroy them both.
This novel explores and at times exposes the conflict between youthful dreams and adult responsibility.
To Weave a Rainbow can be purchased directly from the author in hardback for £9.50 (including UK postage).
REVIEW by Howard Browne appeared in the September 1987 edition of Warwickshire and Worcestershire Life magazine.
“The story of To Weave a Rainbow centres on a youthful liaison between a boy and a girl who meet by chance while sight-seeing in London. Their individual attitudes to life, their prejudices, their ambitions, their families and friends, constantly influence the profound relationship that develops between them, and add spice to a skilfully constructed and sensitive narrative.
By the time they first meet in the unlikely setting of the interior of the cross surmounting the dome of St Paul’s Cathedral, we feel we already know them, having been given revealing glimpses of their formative years of childhood and adolescence in the early pages of the book. As the story unfolds, we share the intimacies of their daily lives, their emotions and their youthful dreams, which culminate in an unexpected but logical ending.
Garry Martin writes with a rare incisiveness, coupled with the ability to reflect the very ordinary happenings of day-to-day life with remarkably keen perception. As a closely-observed commentary on human nature, liberally laced with humour, pathos and even a gentle eroticism, this is a commendable first novel.”