Whatever Happened to Billy Shears?

Whatever Happened to Billy Shears?

Steve Goddard


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One handstand.

That’s all it took.

And Lucy Pitcher spun William Shearwater’s world upside down.

Fifty years on, ‘Shears’ is a squeaky-clean Anglican chaplain, nursing memories of a lost and secret love. He has never met English teacher Sophie Daggert, recently bereaved and on a quest to trace her natural parents. But through a mesmerizing series of twists and turns, Sophie and Shears are brought together in a shocking journey of self-discovery – with 1967’s Summer of Love at the heart of it all.

‘Witty, tragic and emotional. If there’s a better-observed comic novel about the 1960s, I’ll eat my kaftan.’
Cindy Kent MBE, (ex-The Settlers)

‘Goddard’s knowledge of popular culture is extraordinary, and the way he weaves it into a believable range of characters makes this book utterly compelling. A splendid read is guaranteed for all.’
Don Maclean, former presenter of BBC TV’s Crackerjack!