The Summer I Was Sixteen: Bunking Off

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Bunking Off

I was so innocent when I was sixteen. I never bunked off school and didn’t even smoke behind the bike sheds. Look what I was missing. Bit jealous, tbh.       Want to contribute to The Summer I Was Sixteen? Share your memories by commenting below. Or join the conversation on Twitter using #TheSummerOfSecrets. THE SUMMER OF SECRETS is published by Black Swan, and will be available to buy from the 13th August 2015. You can find out more by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by! Come back later t0 read more secrets… Share:EmailMoreShare on...

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Duplicity

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Duplicity

Simplicity is all in the world of lying.         Want to contribute to The Summer I Was Sixteen? Share your memories by commenting below. Or join the conversation on Twitter using #TheSummerOfSecrets. THE SUMMER OF SECRETS is published by Black Swan, and will be available to buy from the 13th August 2015. You can find out more by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by! Come back later t0 read more secrets… Share:EmailMoreShare on...

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Starting to Turn Heads

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Starting to Turn Heads

Ah, the power of the Plain Jane Transformation Moment! One minute you’re at the back of the class being ignored, the next you’ve been picked out at the prom by the cutest boy in school. (No, me either!)       Want to contribute to The Summer I Was Sixteen? Share your memories by commenting below. Or join the conversation on Twitter using #TheSummerOfSecrets. THE SUMMER OF SECRETS is published by Black Swan, and will be available to buy from the 13th August 2015. You can find out more by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by! Come back later t0 read more secrets… Share:EmailMoreShare on...

Reviews of The Summer of Secrets

Reviews of The Summer of Secrets

to everyone who has been kind enough to read The Summer of Secrets and say such lovely things. I keep getting all overwhelmed! I’m just going to put them here for when I’m stuck in the middle of writing #2… ‘Sarah Jasmon’s debut The Summer of Secrets is an evocative and atmospheric coming-of-age story. Set in idyllic countryside, this novel is a meticulous rendering of young friendship.’ CARYS BRAY, author of Costa-shortlisted A SONG FOR ISSY BRADLEY   ‘A lovely coming-of-age story about one long hot summer in 1983, when Helen, bored and lonely, meets the bohemian and eccentric Dover family and is immediately cast under their spell especially the capricious Victoria. A wonderfully atmospheric first novel.’...

The Summer I Was Sixteen: The Drunk Snog

The Summer I Was Sixteen: The Drunk Snog

We’ve all been there, haven’t we? Getting off with someone at a party and thinking it means something, only to be blown off in the daylight. I wonder if the guy concerned still remembers? (If you click on the postcard, you’ll get a bigger version).         Want to contribute to The Summer I Was Sixteen? Share your memories by commenting below. Or join the conversation on Twitter using #TheSummerOfSecrets. THE SUMMER OF SECRETS is published by Black Swan, and will be available to buy from the 13th August 2015. You can find out more by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by! Come back later t0 read more secrets… Share:EmailMoreShare on...

The Summer I Was Sixteen: We Never Told

The Summer I Was Sixteen: We Never Told

Love is a big thing at sixteen, all those pulsing, amorphous feelings magnified somehow by the sun and the endless weeks of no school and limitless possibilities Here is what happened to K…         Want to contribute to The Summer I Was Sixteen? Share your memories by commenting below. Or join the conversation on Twitter using #TheSummerOfSecrets. THE SUMMER OF SECRETS is published by Black Swan, and will be available to buy from the 13th August 2015. You can find out more by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by! Come back later t0 read more secrets… Share:EmailMoreShare on...

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Yearning at Montauk

The Summer I Was Sixteen: Yearning at Montauk

Holidays and first love, the classic summer situation. Sixteen seems like a long time ago now, but I can still remember how it felt: the long distance gazing, the wishing for an outcome without the ability to act upon the desire. Here, C shares her memory of that bittersweet time…           Want to contribute to The Summer I Was Sixteen? Share your memories by commenting below. Or join the conversation on Twitter using #TheSummerOfSecrets. THE SUMMER OF SECRETS is published by Black Swan, and will be available to buy from the 13th August 2015. You can find out more by clicking here. Thanks for stopping by! Come back later t0 read more secrets…                      ...