Cover for GoodreadsSimon hides from the world. Once outgoing and full of spark, life and his girlfriend Tracey have let him down and he consequently retreated into a world of self-absorbed introspection, spirituality and virtuality to keep everyone else out. Almost by accident he becomes entangled in Charles’s life, an online friend to him who holds valuable information but who tests Simon’s patience.

Simon is used to avoiding people, but this funeral party leaves him little chance to escape.






Why has he come to the funeral? Is he really happy all by himself as he claims or can the group and Charles get him to rethink his world?

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When Charles and Tony’s mother dies the estranged brothers must struggle to pick up the pieces, particularly so given that one of them is mentally challenged and the other bitter about his place within the family. The conflict is drawn out over materialistic issues, but there are other underlying problems which go to the heart of what it means to be part of a family which, in one way or another. has cast one aside. Prejudice, misconceptions and the human condition in all forms feature in this contemporary drama revolving around a group of people who attend the subsequent funeral at the British South Coast. Meet flamboyant gardener Charles, loner Simon, selfless psychic Elaine, narcissistic body-builder Edgar, Martha and her version of unconditional love and many others as they try to deal with the event and its aftermath.


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