Books by Margaret Leroy

MARGARET LEROY studied music at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, and has worked as a music therapist, play leader, shop assistant, and social worker. She is the author of numerous books and lives in London.


THE SOLDIER'S WIFE by Margaret Leroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 28, 2011

"Vivienne's measured, astringent voice is riveting and her moral ambiguity deliciously disturbing until the disappointingly maudlin ending."
Leroy, whose fiction specializes in prickly mothers, turns from the paranormal (Yes, My Darling Daughter, 2009, etc.) to the historical in this story of torn loyalties during the World War II German occupation of the isle of Guernsey. Read full book review >
YES, MY DARLING DAUGHTER by Margaret Leroy
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: April 21, 2009

"Leroy's delicate psychological insight falls to pieces under the weight of solving a preposterous murder mystery."
Leroy (The River House, 2005, etc.), who specializes in delineating the lives of unhappy, not entirely likable British women, describes a young single mother whose child-rearing problems defy mere psychology. Read full book review >
THE RIVER HOUSE by Margaret Leroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: June 21, 2005

"Old-fashioned, realistic fiction that aims to challenge rather than mollify."
English writer Leroy's serious, delicately composed second (after Postcards from Berlin, 2003) presents an unhappy London wife and mother with a moral dilemma. Read full book review >
POSTCARDS FROM BERLIN by Margaret Leroy
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Aug. 11, 2003

"British author Leroy's US debut starts strong, creating delicious uncertainty about the heroine, but eventually settles for pat answers and easy romance."
Mother battles the medical establishment when her child comes down with a mysterious illness—in this indictment of the British health care system. Read full book review >