'This is not just an excellent debut. This is an excellent novel, full stop. Up there with some of the best I've read in a long time. The writing is taut, polished & paced to perfection. The characterisation is spot on. Themes of trust, friendship, isolation and family are interlaced cleverly through an increasingly tense narrative. A brilliant read.' JK, UK Amazon
on Valentina by S E Lynes.
The medieval French town of Charroux hosted its second biennial bi-lingual literary festival. Authors included Barbara Erskine, Andrew Lownie, Alison Morton and Harriet Springbett. Blackbird's Love & Justice author Diana Morgan-Hill was back by popular demand; Stephanie Zia took part in several events, as did our popular travel author Susie Kelly, the festival patron. More photos here.
The Spell Of The Horse: Stories Of Healing & Personal Transformation With Nature's Finest Teachers by Pam Billinge, blog tour is now under way. Publication Sept 18th. Read an insightful interview with Pam at the Jaffareadstoo blog. Pre-order now open at Amazon, Waterstones, Foyles.
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