"A keenly observed satire on the boundaries we set. Good fences make good neighbours. Or do they?"

Wendy Harmer



And we're launched! The Fence is now officially available in all good book stores. I've been lucky enough to receive some amazing reviews already, which I am posting to the site as they come to hand. And, amazing news! The Fence is a September pick at the iBooks store. Talk about an embarassment of riches.


But I can't wait to hear what you think of my first offering. If the mood strikes, please do say hello  either via the contact page or via my social media pages. I am truly grateful to anyone and everyone who chooses to read The Fence. Thank you!


And maybe, I might even meet you at one of my events around the place?


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"Reminiscent of the fiction of Liane Moriarty...Written with astute characterisation and alternating viewpoints so the reader can sympathise with both sides, The Fence [is] an engaging and satirical novel about the struggle of whether to preserve the past or look to the future."  


"Not a word is wasted. Jaffé's humour is sly and unerringly finds its mark." Country Style


"I promise you one thing, young lady. Building a fence is not going to keep the world out and won't keep your children in. Life's not that simple."


Gwen Hill adores Green Valley Avenue. Here she has built friendships, raised her children and nurtured a thriving garden. So when the house next door is sold, Gwen wonders how the new family will settle into this cosy community.


Francesca Desmarchelliers has high hopes for the house on Green Valley Avenue. More than a new home, it's a clean slate for Frankie, who has moved her brood in a bid to save her marriage.


To maintain her privacy and corral her wandering children, Frankie proposes a fence between the properties, destroying Gwen's picture-perfect front yard.


To Gwen, this is an act of war.


Soon the neighbours are in an escalating battle about more than just council approvals, where boundaries aren't the only things at stake.

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"There's nothing polite about this white picket fence drama. In this green-thumbed social satire of suburban neighbourly conflict, Meredith Jaffe's wicked sense of humor blooms in the fertile compost of domestic discord. To be enjoyed in all seasons, in full sun or part shade, requiring no watering or weeding. A mischievous treat for anyone who has ever had tricky neighbours. Jaffe is a welcome new talent."

Caroline Baum, Editorial Director, Booktopia


Listen to Meredith's interview with Caroline Baum in the Booktopia podcast

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