In her novels and short stories Christine Cohen Park (‘a born story-teller’ John Nicholson, The Times; ‘invites comparison with Margaret Drabble’ Mansel Stimpson, TLS; ‘has a talent for hitting the right spot’ Nina Bawden) writes about the influences of current events and cultural dynamics on individual lives. While she was working in London and bringing up her daughter, she wrote her early novels Joining the Grown-ups and The Househusband, published by Heinemann. After a decade teaching in Vancouver, B.C., and spending part of each year in a remote community on Desolation Sound, she returned to England at the millennium. She has subsequently taught at Bath Spa and Sussex universities, published articles and short stories, and has just completed the first of a loosely-linked series of novels.
Spanning eighty years, set in England, Israel, and the Occupied Territories, The Stubborn History follows a family’s relationship over three generations with the once teenage girl from the kindertransport they housed and wronged during WWII, and her descendants. The novels explore the question, how long does it take to right a wrong?