I have written 7 books – two are novels, five are non-fiction. You will find more information about them on the links below. All of them are concerned in some way with exposing the inner workings of family life. With LIFE AFTER BIRTH, THE TERRIBLE TEENS and my new book COUPLES, I have spent years synthesising the academic literature for the intelligent general reader. These truths are combined with interviews with a wide range of people who have been honest about the highs and lows with the protection of anonymity. These are not handbooks or ‘how to’ books. They place our experiences of family life within a wider historical and sociological context and seek to reassure, for the band of ‘normal’ is wide. They have been recommended by specialists working with parents of troubled adolescents and by word of mouth from mother to mother.