The Posthumous Adventures of Harry Whittaker
By Bobbie Darbyshire
Harry, much loved star of stage and screen, lies dead of a heart attack. To his surprise he is still here in spirit, though scarily trapped in a bureaucratic afterlife. Meanwhile, as a wealth of tributes engulfs the media, his unacknowledged son, Richard, is determined to step free of his father’s long shadow.
Bobbie Darbyshire is the author of three previous novels, Truth Games, Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones, and OZ. She won the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and the New Delta Review Creative Nonfiction Prize 2010. Among other jobs she has worked as barmaid, film extra, cabinet minister’s private secretary and adult literacy teacher, as well as in social research and government policy.