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Missing Words
Missing Words

Missing Words

Fairlight Moderns


160 Pages, 5.5 x 7

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB

Trade Paper, $13.95 (US $13.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: March 2022

ISBN 9781912054039

Rights: US & CA

Fairlight Books (Mar 2022)


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Postal worker Jenny’s life is in the doldrums. Her daughter is all grown up and ready to face the world, her marriage is falling apart, and now her best friend and colleague tells her he plans to retire. So, when a postcard from Australia, begging the recipient for forgiveness but marked ‘insufficient address’, lands on her sorting table, she does the unthinkable – she slips it up her sleeve, with the intention of delivering it herself.

Jenny sets off on a journey around the Isle of Wight, determined to find the recipient, and with the help of the locals she hopes to reunite the long-lost lovers. Will she be able to give them the happy ending she didn’t allow herself to have?

Set against the backdrop of the strikes in the 1980s, Missing Words is a heart-warming journey about self-discovery, the power of family ties, and the strength needed to face whatever life throws your way.


"I read this straight through and in places shed tears; this moved me and I wholeheartedly recommend it." —Pete Adams, multi-award-winning author

Author Biography

Loree Westron lives in Portsmouth. She has previously worked at the local Royal Mail sorting office, an experience that influenced Missing Words. Loree has an MA in Creative Writing Chichester University. Her short stories have placed highly in competitions including the Fish Prize and the V.S. Pritchett Memorial Prize. Her writing has been published in journals and anthologies including The London Magazine. Missing Words is her debut novella.