"If you like your historical fiction to have a touch of magic then Sean Lusk's The Second Sight of Zachary Cloudesley is a must read. Populated by a cast of colourful characters who are guaranteed to charm, this hugely entertaining book is full of imagination, adventure, wit and warmth."
Mike Hollow's most recent Inspector John Jago novel, The Pimlico Murder - the sixth in his Blitz Detective series - has been reviewed by Peterborough Today:
"Fans of Foyle's War [will] love this Blitz-set series. On Armistice Day 1940, the discovery of a young pacifist's body in a backyard shelter, with two white poppies in his pocket, leads detective John Jago in to an underworld operating behind the chaos of war, and trouble-making Fascists add more problems. Powerfully atmospheric."
Client Lucinda Hawksley featured this week on the first episode of new podcast, Charles Dickens: A Brain On Fire! alongside artist Lena Robin, and hosted by Dominic Gerrard. The podcast features both the life and works of Dickens, and Lucinda - as his great-great-great granddaughter was perfectly placed as the show's opening guest.
Available to download here (or wherever you get your podcasts from).
"The world of Replace You is always slightly surreal and sometimes downright weird, but the odd pairing of Mya and Marco becomes utterly compelling ... his writing throughout is a rich mix of fluency and sheer esprit."
We were very happy to see that both Marina Palmer's The Russian Doll and Sarah Bonner's Her Perfect Twin were picked up in The Literary Review:
It'd be remiss of us to post the entire review for Her Perfect Twin (spoilers abound!) but "The novel addresses real sibling issues as it speeds along."
The Russian Doll is a crime book of the year for TLR: "An entertaining battle of wits between a poor and clever young English woman and a brilliantly manipulative Russian oligarch."
Victoria Haslam bought World English Language rights from David Headley.
Burston is the founder of the Polari literary salon and the Polari Prize, the UK's only book prize for LGBTQ+ writing. He grew up in a small town in south Wales before arriving in London at the start of the AIDS pandemic and building a career as a journalist, TV presenter, novelist, activist and advocate. He almost died of an overdose at 38 and became sober in January 2021. Scheduled for a June 2023 publication, his is memoir charts this journey.
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