The Smithdown Literary Festival is this weekend, and client Lucinda Hawksley will be appearing on Friday 22nd September from 7pm to talk about her great-great-great grandfather, Charles Dickens and his travels, in conjunction with her book, Dickens and Travel.
Find out more and book your tickets here.
Chloe can't wait for Christmas . . . to be over! Her son Ruben is staying with his dad this year and Chloe is planning to ignore the holidays all together. Her only nod to the season is the advent calendar Ruben left her, to help count down the days till he's home again.
But then an heir hunter gets in touch, telling her there's a plot of land in Canada she may be entitled to. Surely, it's a scam. Or could it be just the escape she needs right now? They're offering to pay for her flights . . . and Ruben's latest note in the advent calendar tells her to 'say yes!'
Suddenly, Chloe's new countdown to Christmas involves a log cabin in the middle of a snowy forest, a community that's worried for its future, a gruff lumberjack who gives her butterflies and a lot of pancakes with maple syrup . . .
This Christmas is full of surprises!
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The second novel from Femi Kayode and the next in his Dr. Philip Taiwo series, Gaslight (November 2023, Bloomsbury Raven), has been given two glowing endorsements in the past week:
"Kayode's vivid sequel ... Kayode joins the two investigations in surprising and satisfying ways, maintaining steady momentum and populating the story with well-drawn characters. His evocative portrait of contemporary Nigeria is icing on the cake. This series continues to captivate."
"Powerful and shocking, it's a riveting read."
In the genteel squares and stuccoed villas of late-Victorian Brighton, Ellen and Reynold Harper - twins, companions, colleagues, - ply their trade as portrait photographers. But at the golden hour, the girls arrive to pose for the lucrative - and dangerous - illicit photographs that really keep the Harpers' business afloat. This is the other, shadowy world of the city: a world of erotic tableaux, boundary-crossing music hall artistes, and the sinister figure of the local gangster, the Croc.
But when Ellen is drawn into the orbit of unhappy newly-wed Clementine, she finds herself torn between loyalty to her brother, her dangerous attraction to their new model, Lily, and a burgeoning friendship with Clem. And as the two worlds of Brighton collide, the three women discover that there is only a knife edge between the promise of freedom, and the threat of ruin...
Busy on Thursday 23rd November and based in / near Stockpot? No? Then get thyself down to Serenity Booksellers in Romilly to celebrate the launch of Chris Frost's The Killer's Christmas List.
Chris will be answering questions from the audience, talking about the book and signing copies and you can find more info here.
Melody spends her days scouring the Devon shore for treasures washed up by the sea or left behind in the sand by people who come to her beach. She takes them back to Spindrift, her weathered old house set in a crescent of equally weathered old houses on the edge of a little Devonshire bay. She places her treasures on her brother Milo's bed at the end of each day and weaves beautiful and fanciful stories for him about how they came to be.
Everything Melody could ever need is right where she is, cupped by the rocks that shape her bay, whispering through the salty air and chiming from the sea.
Except all is not as it seems. The house of stories is under threat from developers, looking to modernise the strip of coast on which the old house stands. With the help of her estranged cousin, can Melody save the old house and change her world for the better?
In just a few short weeks, the Goldsboro Writing Academy will be opening its doors to begin both their Beginner / Intermediate and Advanced writing courses.
DHH Literary is proud to be partnered with the Academy and we're very much looking forward to seeing the work produced as a result of it.
If you've ever thought you might have what it takes to write a book, and make a career out of being an author, then do check out the website and apply!