Author, Barbara Studham

Creator of memoir, fiction, and the children's picture book, Strawberry & Cracker, Twins with Fetal Alcohol Syndrome

Under The Shanklin Sky

Under The Shanklin Sky

Under The Shanklin Sky

Under The Shanklin Sky

Whoever believes being retired is boring should meet Milly Mullan, a sprightly senior sleuthing through her busy life in the town of Shanklin located on the Isle of Wight.


Milly Mullan is a retiree from London with delightful childhood memories of holidays spent at the scenic seaside town of Shanklin, located on the Isle of Wight. As an adult, she intended to vacation there often but with a successful career as an interior designer to oversee, and hubby being top chef at a popular up-scale London restaurant, time to holiday was denied them. Not until retired, did Milly return to Shanklin, by which time Harry had died from health complications and their daughter, Rosie, had grown up and married.

Still, Milly has only one regret: losing touch with a young boy, Jonathan, she had met when only ten years old, during one of her beloved Shanklin vacations. When retired, her hope to see him again absorbed her thoughts until, one day; she found a valuable silver fob watch in a flowerpot. Determined to find its owner, she began a search, which led to her stepping out of retirement to help local business owners redesign their stores. Soon after, her daughter, Rosie, shows up with marital problems and kicks the peace out of Milly’s retirement. Through it all, does Milly find her lost love? If so, is it Jonathan? What about that fob watch—does she find the owner? To find out, join Milly—Under the Shanklin Sky.

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