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The Truth Will Out by Jane Isaac has received a fantastic pre-release review from book blogger Mari Ellis Dunning.
'Published by independent book publishers Legend Press, The Truth Will Out is a novel about friendship, fear, greed and piecing together the truth. As Eva tries to escape her past, rural Scotland provides a widely visible backdrop to her inner turmoil. Will she do the right thing and come clean, or will fear and desperation keep her running scared? If you like Agatha Christie, Patricia Cornwall and Gillian Flynn, you’ll love The Truth Will Out.'
Our MD Tom Chalmers has published an article on FutureBook about the limited skillset of the publishing industry.
'I read with interest that the Publishing Association had recruited a Communications Manager, who previously worked at the professional association for Anti-Money Laundering Officers. Appointments don’t usually catch the attention but in this case it was just the bringing in of new skills from a different industry – an opportunity to bring in relevant but also fresh skills to add into the mix. It brought back to my mind what I have long thought an overlooked but major issue for publishing – the shockingly narrow experience range of those in the sector.
We have regular interns in the office for work experience and over a decade all but a rare few have said they studied English at university and would like to be an editor. I say this as an English graduate myself and with a team in which the vast majority also studied English at university. I find whenever someone names a different subject I jump upon it with relish – which is an odd reaction to a Mechanical Engineering student.'
Mo Foster author of A Blues for Shindig was interviewed on Monday by Robert Elms for BBC London 94.9.
You can listen to the interview using the link below. Mo is interviewed at 1hr 34mins in:
A Blues for Shindig is published by Paperbooks. The novel is a gritty examination of the underbelly of 1950s Soho. Gangsters, drugs, crime and sex provide the background to this novel – it's certainly a far cry from the 50s stereotype of pinafore-clad housewives in suburbia.
Shindig didn't know it but her reputation with the boys of Soho had been made that day. It had been one of those occasions when time had gone into freefall, everyone watched as he arced gracefully through the air and fell to the floor. He was quickly despatched out into the courtyard. Sharks would discover him soon. . .
The Rendezvous Club is a squalid little gaff off a slippery courtyard. Here, you'll always find a gathering of the 'boys' of Soho . These are men's men; mostly one syllable names: Vic, Stan or Reg, and definitely not how you would expect gangsters to look - no Bogarts or Greenstreets here. From the 'meat rack' in the Dilly to Joe Lyons Corner House at Coventry Street or the Sunset Club on Carnaby Street, it is startling how these places fit in and complement deviant life and villainy.
Soho 1950s, a centre for misfits and petty criminals. Surrounded by this unusual brew of characters, Shindig seems to fit right in. That is until things change for the bosses up west and the powers look to be shifting in Soho 's underworld...
For the first time we are delighted to share with you the final cover for The Cold Cold Sea by Linda Huber. The novel will be published by Legend Press on 1st August 2014.
They stared at each other, and Maggie felt the tightness in her middle expand as it shifted, burning its way up… Painful sobs rose from her throat as Colin, his face expressionless now, reached for his mobile and dialled 999.
When three-year-old Olivia disappears, her parents are overwhelmed with grief. Weeks go by and Olivia’s mother refuses to leave the cottage, staring out at the turbulent sea and praying it didn’t claim her precious daughter’s life.
Not far away, another mother watches proudly as her daughter starts school. Jennifer has loved Hailey for five years, but the child is suddenly moody and difficult, and there’s a niggling worry of doubt that Jennifer cannot shake off. As she struggles to maintain control there are gaps in her story that even she can’t explain.
Time is running out for Maggie at the cottage, and also for Jennifer and Hailey. No-one can underestimate a mother’s love for her child, and no-one can predict the lengths one will go to, to protect her family.
Tonight for one night only Words Aloud a spoken word event co-founded by Iain Broome, author of A is for Angelica is happening at the Lantern Theatre in Sheffield.
The event is a great chance to read your work in front of an audience, or if you are not a writer, an evening of interesting performances and the chance to find a new author you love!
We were delighted to see in today's Metro a fantastic review of A is for Angelica by Iain Broome. The review was written by the brilliant Nathan Filer, winner of the Costa Book Award.
Nathan chose the book, for the paper's On My E-Reader feature and commented 'This is a brilliant, dark comedy, with beautiful moments of pathos... Never again will I see a twitching curtain in quite the same way.'