Reblog: A Tale of Four Villages-With-Gruesome-Sounding-Names-But-Are-Actually-Quite-Nice-Really

The Lower Strangling Chronicles

“Here you are, sir. The bread you ordered, all ready to go.” The miller said to John, the owner of the Hangman’s Noose.

“Thank you,” John said as he picked up the bread and went back to his car.

John always felt daunted whenever he set foot in Lower Slaughter, which was far more exclusive and upmarket than Lower Strangling, which is saying something as Lower Strangling was quite exclusive and upmarket in itself.

Simon, the vicar of Lower Strangling’s church and the chairman of the village council, had on many occasions called for some villages-with-gruesome-sounding-names-but-are-actually-quite-nice-really alliance with the Slaughters. But the Slaughters had pushed back against the motion, stating their reason as the fact that the Slaughters got their name from the Old English word for wet land, whereas the Stranglings got their name from the infamous Strangling of the Hethans in 670, an incident that was swiftly brushed…

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Reblog: A Vagrant Enters the Lower Strangling Literary Festival

Today I reblog this wonderful post by my son Jamie Robinson on his satirical blog. It was surely pure coincidence that he had recently been to the Brechin Bookfest in Scotland!

“Well, everything seems to be in order.” The Rev. Simon Abernathy said as he observed the various tables dotted around the village hall; awaiting their respective authors.

“Yes, I think we’re ready to welcome people.” Dave said.

Lower Strangling had never held a Literary Festival before, in fact it was never considered. But the economic setback from the numerous COVID lockdowns was so great that the money made from the Village Fete in July was not enough to cover it. So, other ways to make money had to be considered.

It was Dave who put the idea of a Literary Festival forward to the village council. Initially the idea was rejected. After all, they didn’t have a connection to books and literature like Hay-On-Wye had, and Upper Strangling up the road seemed a more likely place to hold one. But eventually they went with it, as it seemed more original than a charity bake sale. Also, this was Lower Strangling. Anything they did was guaranteed to bring in loads of people.

And so, here Dave and Simon were, in the village hall waiting for the authors and visitors to arrive.

A whole range of authors had been signed on to attend. An amalgamation of local smaller authors and more famous ones; including legendary fantasy writer Tristan Vimes.

“When are the authors arriving?” Dave asked.

“Sometime between now and 10:00, I believe.” Simon said.

“Ok.” Dave said.

Just then, as if on cue, a man with scruffy black hair, unkempt stubble, and a long black coat entered the village hall and walked towards Simon and Dave.

“Ah. I wasn’t expecting vagrants to turn up.” Simon said.

“We’ve never had a homeless person here before, have we?” Dave said.

“No. The Stranglings aren’t really a place homeless people congregate.” Simon said, before walking up to the vagrant in question.

“Hello, sir.” Simon said politely. “We are delighted you’ve come to visit us this morning, but you’re not allowed in here I’m afraid.”

“Hmm?” The man said, vaguely bemused.

“If you’d like to go to the vestry, I’ll be with you shortly and I can contact a local homeless shelter for you to go to.” Simon said.

“Oh no, I’m Tristan Vimes.” The man said to Simon, realising what was going on.

“Ha, ha. Yes. Very funny.” Simon said. “Now then, I’ll show you to the vestry.”

“No, really. I am Tristan Vimes.” The man said. “I’m here for the Literary Festival.”

Simon laughed again.

“I’m serious.” Tristan said. “Would it help if  I got my books out of my car to show you?”

Simon laughed once more, not really listening to the man.

“Simon, I think he is Tristan Vimes.” Dave said.

“No he isn’t. Look at him, he’s clearly homeless.” Simon said. “I admit he’s very funny, but he’s still homeless.”

Just then, a women entered the village hall with a suitcase.

“Hi,” the woman said, “Felicity Addaman, I’m here for the Literary Festival.”

“See. That is an author, this is a vagrant.” Simon said.

“Simon, I think he actually is Tristan Vimes.” Dave said. “Maybe you should let him unpack his car and set up his stall.”

“Yes. Listen to him.” Tristan said.

“You can’t honestly think this man is a successful fantasy novelist.” Simon said. “He probably doesn’t even have a C in GCSE English.”

“Actually, I have an A*.” Tristan said. “It’s on my website.”

“A likely story.” Simon said. “Now please, go to the vestry and I’ll join you in a moment.”

Tristan sighed.

“Fine.” He said, before leaving to go to the vestry.

“Now then, if you’d like to follow me, Felicity.” Simon said before showing Felicity to her table.

“That may have been Tristan.” Felicity said. “He’s not like other people.”

“Not you as well.” Simon said. “Now please, come.”

Simon showed Felicity to her table and then went to the vestry to help the vagrant.

But when Simon got to the vestry, the vagrant had gone. Upon realising this, Simon went back to the hall.

“The vagrant seems to have gone.” Simon said once he’d got back. “I’m sure he won’t bother us again.”

“But what if that person was Tristan Vimes?” Dave said.

“Trust me, he wasn’t.” Simon said. “If you don’t believe me now, you’ll believe me when he enters the village hall later on with a more professional appearance.”

“Fine.” Dave said.

After a while, all the other authors had arrived and set up their stalls. Every genre was represented, non-fiction was too.

Even Micheal Richard James, the New York History professor who wrote the definitive history of Lower Strangling and had lived in the village during the 80’s had flown over from the States in order to sell his iconic book; Lower Strangling: the definitive history of Christ’s settlement and the final resting place of the Holy Grail.

There was something for everyone.

However, there was just one problem; a table was still empty. Tristan Vimes had not arrived.

“Do you still think that person you shunned wasn’t Tristan Vimes?” Dave said.

“Yes. I’m sure Tristan is just running a bit late.” Simon said. “Rye is a long way away.”

“Hmm.” Dave said.

When the Festival officially begun, the village hall was packed. All the authors had sold at least a few of their books. Everything had gone without a hitch as was expected.

But Tristan’s table was still empty, and people were beginning to notice.

“Has Tristan had to cancel?” The woman said. “We only came here because Susie wanted to see him.”

“No he is still coming.” Simon said. “He’s just running a bit late that’s all.”

“Or, he was the first to arrive and the organisers turned him away because they thought he was homeless.” Dave whispered to Simon.

“Best not to dwell on it.” Simon whispered back.

“It was bad enough that H. P. Granger was cancelled because she was murdered by those activists.” The woman said before leaving the village hall with her disappointed daughter.

Despite the lack of Tristan, the crowds still came to the festival, bought books, listened to talks, and generally enjoyed themselves.

But then, all of a sudden, they left. The village hall was empty two hours before the festival was due to end for the day.

“Oh, that’s odd.” Simon said. “The festival isn’t due to end until five. Where’s everybody gone?”

“They’ve probably had their fill.” Dave said. “But oh well, there’s always tomorrow.”

“There’s still two hours to go.” Simon said. “I’m sure people will come flooding back in once Tristan finally shows himself.”

“You still think that’s going to happen?” Micheal said to Simon.

“Yes. Anything is possible.” Simon said.

Eventually the clock struck five and no one had turned up. Simon, Dave and the other authors left the village hall and locked up for the night, ready to do it all over again the next morning.

“No idea why everything suddenly died two hours before the festival ended.” Simon said.

“No, neither do I.” Dave said.

And so the two men bade each other goodnight and went home.

Meanwhile, two miles away at the Golden Pheasant in Upper Strangling, legendary fantasy author Tristan Vimes was still signing books for the large queue of people in front of him… and he was only halfway through.

Two Great Author Events in Scotland and the Midlands: from Brechin, Angus to Kenilworth, Warwickshire

November 2021 for me has been an amazing month. In the last two weeks of November 2021 I’ve met so many exciting fellow authors at two fabulous book events. There has been a great sense of cameraderie, we have all deepened relationships or made new ones, discovered each other’s books, and we have sold our books to keen readers too!

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Thank you to two multi-genre authors: Wendy H Jones for inviting me to the Brechin Angus Bookfest in Scotland, 19th to 21st November; and Shelley Wilson for inviting me to the Meet the Author event run by the Socially Shared Business Support Network at the Priory Theatre Kenilworth on 24th November 2021.

I was delighted to be invited to take part in these two events. I came away having signed up for mailing lists, bought new books, sold some of mine, listened to several fascinating talks, enjoyed creative conversations and experienced kindness, generosity and friendship. There were lots of warm, smiling authors, readers and book-buyers.

As a postscript, at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, I also added a few ghost stories to my collection, including ones about theatrical ghosts which I wish I had known about while I was writing Paranormal Warwickshire! (They may come in useful for a future book). Here are a few photos which give a flavour of these two events.

The authors of the Socially Shared Business Support Network at the Meet the Author event, Priory Theatre Kenilworth 24 November 2021
Authors SC Skillman, SR Summers and Shelley Wilson at the Priory Theatre, Kenilworth 24 November 2021
Author SC Skillman at the Meet the Authors event at the Priory Theatre Kenilworth 24th November 2021
The authors who exhibited their books at the Brechin Angus Bookfest, Northern Hotel, Brechin, Angus, on 20th and 21st November 2021 – photo credit Wallace Ferrier
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Blog Tour for Author Lizzie Chantree: The Woman Who Felt Invisible

Today I’m pleased to be part of the blog tour for a delightful new contemporary novel by fellow-author Lizzie Chantree.

The Woman Who Felt Invisible is a title which I believe will engage many women especially those who are creative, and involved in marketing and promotion of their own creative work. I am part of a Facebook book group run by Lizzie and she does an enormous amount to support and encourage other authors, asking us challenging and stimulating questions, and sharing helpful information. For many of us, she is building up authors to step out on a path to becoming much more visible. In this novel, Lizzie gives us a main protagonist, Olivia, who goes on a journey many women will identify with.

Cover design for novel ‘The Woman Who Felt Invisible’ by Lizzie Chantree

I must admit I was immediately attracted to this novel by the gorgeous cover design. I am an occasional reader of women’s contemporary novels with romance stirred in, and I feel sure Lizzie’s novels strongly appeal to all those who love such writers as Katie Fforde, Debbie Young, Ritu Bhathal and Fern Britton.

Here is the blurb for Lizzie’s new novel:

A gorgeous romantic story of love and new beginnings. Learning to love herself and be content on her own is the first step. But will Olivia be able to leave her past behind, follow her heart and find lasting happiness? A read full of humour, romance and tear-jerking reality, from international bestselling author, Lizzie Chantree.

Have you ever felt invisible? 

Working as a stationery supervisor and a sitter to a pair of internet famous, delinquent dogs, wasn’t how former cyber-specialist, Olivia, imagined her life turning out. 

Working in a tiny cubicle with a decrepit computer and being overlooked had suited her for a while, but now she’s fed up, lonely and determined to make the world ‘see’ her again. 

Old school friend, Darius, wants to fill Olivia’s days with romance, but their love of technology has taken them on very different paths. 

Gorgeous undercover policeman Gabe, is steadfast in finding out if Olivia was part of an online scam, but something doesn’t feel right and he suspects someone else was manipulating her life. 

Can love blossom from the most deceptive of starts? And can someone who feels lost, find a way to flourish against all odds?

Author Lizzie Chantree

International bestselling author and award-winning inventor, Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year in 2000. She discovered her love of writing fiction when her children were little and now works as a business mentor and runs a popular networking hour on social media, where creatives can support to each other. She writes books full of friendship and laughter, that are about women with unusual and adventurous businesses, who are far stronger than they realise. She lives with her family on the coast in Essex. Visit her website at or follow her on Twitter @Lizzie_Chantree

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International bestselling author Lizzie Chantree, started her own business at the age of 18 and became one of Fair Play London and The Patent Office’s British Female Inventors of the Year. She writes books full of friendship and laughter, about women with unusual businesses, who are stronger than they realise.

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Book Review: ‘Write Well’ compiled by Amy Scott Robinson published by Instant Apostle

I have just finished this excellent anthology Write Well which I found an inspiring resource.

Write Well, published by Instant Apostle

A varied selection of writers have contributed pieces to this book, which are arranged under three main headings: Section One: Digging the Well; Section 2: Priming the Pump and Section 3: Filling the Bucket.

I found the different chapters very inspiring and encouraging, with diverse viewpoints and experiences about the writing and publishing journey. One very powerful insight emerged for me: so many of the authors had travelled a path between multiple obstacles, of disappointment, discouragement, new hope, fresh inspiration, unexpected help and guidance, unlooked for success, fresh turnings… This book is a valuable resource for all writers on their journey across rocky and uneven ground.

Amy Scott Robinson has compiled this anthology. Amy is herself a prolific writer, storyteller and ventriloquist, as well as being a lovely, bubbly personality whom I have met and chatted to at a few writing conferences. She has published a series of delightful children’s books for children age 7-9 as well as Images of the Invisible, a book of daily bible readings for Advent.

Do follow the links and check out these books if you are looking for ideal book gifts for Christmas.

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Book Review: Power Unimaginable, Book 3 of the Fantasy Trilogy Oron Amular by Michael J Harvey

Today I bring you my review of the final book in Michael J Harvey‘s fantasy trilogy Oron Amular. I reviewed the first two books in the trilogy here in my last blog post.

Book covers for the fantasy trilogy Oron Amular by Michael J Harvey

I found this, the third in the Oron Amular Trilogy, a very intense read. King Curillian, along with his Captain of the Guard, Lancoir, his magician ally Roujeark, and his loyal band of Armist comrades go through a series of extreme ordeals, tests and snares in the Mountain of Aron Amular. These tests are set for them by the Wizard Kulothiel, along with all the other tournament competititors from various races. Their company is joined by a new heroic figure whom I found fascinating: Sir Theonar of the Pegasus, who wants to challenge Southilar for the Clan Lordship of the Aranese.

With dazzling eloquence and extended scenes of violent action, the narrative seizes you and never lets you go in this book. Many pages are devoted to a ferocious account of brutal fighting. The narrative drives you along relentlessly and the series of ordeals is the stuff of dreams and nightmares, and not unlike some of the scenes in an Indiana Jones film.

Along with this the author explores the emotional and psychological landscape of his principal characters with great conviction. The outcome of the story totally defeated my expectations. I have given this book 5 stars for its power to engage, but will admit the end left me unsettled and disturbed.

We are told the story will continue, so do look up the author’s website World of Astrom to find out more.

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Book Review: Books 1 and 2 of the Fantasy Trilogy Oron Amular by Michael J Harvey

Today I am pleased to be bringing you my review of the first two books of a new fantasy trilogy set in ‘The world of Astrom’. The Oron Amular trilogy by Michael J Harvey is published by Malcolm Down

The Oron Amular fantasy trilogy by Michael J Harvey

Michael J Harvey is a fantasy novelist with a degree in Ancient and Modern History from the University of Leicester and a Masters in Medieval History from the University of Cambridge, blogger adventurer and traveller, his foremost passion is writing. Michael lives in Cambridge, England, with his wife Lucy and two sons.

Author Michael J Harvey

I met Michael at a writers’ conference in Cambridge on Saturday 4th September 2021, and listened to him talking about how he came to write this high fantasy trilogy. He shared with us how he had created the maps of his world (see, about his process of worldbuilding, and his journey towards publication.

Michael did a book-signing at the conference and we bought the trilogy from him then. I particularly loved the book covers, with their glorious colours and sublime landscapes Indeed, one of the outstanding elements of the trilogy is the author’s sharp, detailed and vivid descriptions of the landscape through which his hero and allies travel on their quest.

The Oron Amular trilogy book cover designs

My Review of Book 1: The Call of the Mountain

This, book 1 in the Oron Amular trilogy, held me captivated after a rather slow start, albeit beautifully written. I always feel with fantasy, the challenge is to build the fantasy world whilst also engaging us in a central character; and I didn’t feel fully engaged with the principal characters until well into the book. Nevertheless all the archetypes of the fantasy journey are here, and the author’s descriptions of the landscape through which the travellers pass are outstanding.

There are several extended scenes of extreme threat and physical peril which are very exciting to read. I began to feel a strong sense of identification with the journey and with the characters of Curillian the king of Maristonia, and Roujeark, his faithful ally. Roujeark as a character is especially intriguing: a gifted young magician and indispensable companion on the journey, who has special powers and a unique connection with Prelan, whom we might call the ‘Supreme Spirit’ or the deity of this narrative. The book ends on a fantastic cliffhanger, and I think we can see parallels in our life journeys here. Onto the next book in the trilogy, which is called ‘Rite of Passage.’

My Review of Book 2: Rite of Passage

In this, the second of the Oron Amular trilogy, our hero King Curillian of Maristonia, and faithful ally, magician Roujeark must complete a vital task which seems to distract them from their great journey, with their entourage, towards the Mountain of Aron Amular. There, the Keeper Kulothiel has prepared a mysterious tournament for the various races of Astrom – men, armists, dwarves and elves among them.

But first Curillian must follow a controversial and dangerous diversion on his journey, to rescue an imprisoned elven princess, before he can continue his quest. The account of the rescue is fascinating, filled with peril and vividly told.

I found this second book very exciting, engaging me on a much deeper level with the multi-dimensional character of Curillian. The narrative gathers momentum, increasing the complexity of the relationships, introducing new characters, and enriching our knowledge of Astrom and the tensions between its various races, together with several different intriguing personalities who come to the fore and challenge our heroes in a variety of ways.

In particular, I find the author’s presentation of the elves and their sometimes contradictory and ambivalent character very striking. The story works on a powerful spiritual level as well as that of a pacy, thrilling yarn. Highly recommended. Now on to the third book! 

Do check out Michael’s blog here. He may also be found here on his website, and on Facebook, Twitter and Goodreads. The Oron Amular Trilogy is widely available online and through bookshops.

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The stories of people who believe they have had strange experiences

Recently I visited one of the locations in my current work-in-progress, Illustrated Tales of Warwickshire to be published by Amberley Publishing in 2022.

The subject matter of the book varies widely but is largely about curious events in the physical world, based in known fact; however, the first chapter is devoted to strange and spooky tales.

The West Gate of Warwick

The venue was local to my home in Warwick, and I had already received a full account of strange experiences from a very reliable informant, lasting over a period of decades. Now I was seeking a story which might corroborate his description, but describe much more recent experiences. Sadly, the people I questioned on two separate visits had not experienced anything at all. I was inclined to put it down to the Covid-19 lockdown: presumably, I thought, the ghosts had gone into lockdown too. I respected the fact that they had no story to tell, and acknowledged this in my book, believing that a lack of stories is also important to record. For the mystery of paranormal experiences is that whilst many may visit a particular location, some feel and see nothing: others sense a rich atmosphere: and still others do indeed see, hear, and feel things that have no scientific explanation.

This reminded me of a series of questions that collectors of paranormal stories are to ask.

  1. Can you tell me how you first became aware this was more than a mundane incident?
  2. Did any other explanations come to mind?
  3. What conclusion did you reach as you thought through these possibilities?
  4. Did you take any action based on this?
  5. How did it affect you from then on?
  6. Do you have any background, cultural or historical, that sheds light on this?

These are the questions I kept in mind as I researched various stories for my book Paranormal Warwickshire.

Paranormal Warwickshire fireside read published Amberley 15 November 2020
Paranormal Warwickshire fireside read published Amberley 15th November 2020

Paranormal Warwickshire emerged from my experience in several places, which I describe as spiritual resonance.  These great buildings, maybe in a ruinous state, are not simply piles of stone, but animated by that “indefinable spark.”

In my book, the curious anecdotes told of these buildings acknowledge the life that fills the spaces between the stones. I include stories of everyday places as well: shops, railway stations, houses, pubs and churchyards, not just castles, abbeys and manor houses.

When I hear stories, I listen respectfully, even if I feel some may be conjured up by the imagination. I also ask why several different people, independently of each other and unknown to each other, should have the same experience in the same place over a long period of time. There have been many recorded cases of which this is true. Then, if you think it was “all their imagination”, you have to ask “what is it about this particular place that makes so many different people imagine the same thing there?”

The most compelling ghost stories are not about famous historical characters. A lot of them turn out, after research, to have emerged from the lives and deaths of people who never made their mark on history: people about whom we would have known nothing if the paranormal event had not alerted our attention and prompted research.

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Upcoming Events November 2021: Scotland and Kenilworth

Two fabulous book events will be happening in November and I’ll be at both of them.

The first is the Brechin/Angus Bookfest in Scotland.

The Brechin Angus Bookfest takes places over the weekend of 19th to 21st November 2021 in the Northern Hotel, Brechin, near Dundee in Scotland. Several authors of different genres will be there chatting to readers, leading workshops and sessions, and showcasing their books. An amazing variety of events is planned over the weekend including a Meet the Author Scottish high tea, so that sounds like something not to be missed. I’ll be there with all my books, and together with historical fiction author Fen Flack I’ll be leading a session called ‘From Australia to Scotland’ . Intrigued? Well, if you’re in Scotland, then put it in your diary!

The next November event I’ll be involved in is a Meet the Author event at The Priory Theatre, Kenilworth, Warwickshire. That will take place on 24th November from 10am to 1pm. Again, several authors will be present, all local women authors from the area of Kenilworth, Warwick and Leamington, all looking forward to chatting to readers and showcasing a wonderful variety of books.

Don’t forget these are all excellent opportunities to buy Christmas presents in your local area!

I’d love to see you there if you are in either of these areas. I’ll have all my books on display: Mystical Circles, A Passionate Spirit, Perilous Path and Paranormal Warwickshire. All of these are of course available through my website, and through online stores or through bricks and mortar bookstores. But do come along and join in the fun, chat to authors, and stock up with some books for your friends and family for Christmas!

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Blog Tour for ‘The Trials of Isabella M Smugge’: new fiction by Ruth Leigh

I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for this, the second of Ruth Leigh’s contemporary novels about Isabella M Smugge, lifestyle blogger and instagram influencer. The Trials of Isabella M Smugge is published by Instant Apostle.

Ruth Leigh, author of The Diary of Isabella M Smugge & The Trials of Isabella M Smugge, both published by Instant Apostle in 2021. Ruth is a novelist, blogger and freelance writer based in beautiful East Suffolk.

I found the previous Isabella book a surprise, expecting a high farcical content: instead, it was a poignant and touching story of about contemporary family life and relationships. Fans of the first book will find this follow-up exceeds all their expectations.

I was intrigued by how Ruth chooses to handle the character of Isabella: lifestyle blogger and Instagram influencer, a style guru with enormous expertise in fashion, interior decor, and haute cuisine. Ruth is acutely observant about our consumer society, obsessed with brands, trends and image. She is brimming with phrases like ”carefully curated personal appearances”; “doyenne of the lifestyle blogging world”, “so not me”; “I was the first to spot that seagrass was over”; “my trademark eye for a good finish”; “conceptual layered pieces”; “a delightfully on-trend and vibey air”. I did love this, and it often made me laugh out loud.

Behind it all, we feel great sympathy for Isabella herself, in her increasingly chaotic personal life: betrayed by her husband, coping with an unexpected baby on the way, targeted by a vicious gossip columnist, and trying to rebuild her life as a single mother. Alongside all this, her drive to keep up her perfect online image becomes increasingly ridiculous.

Johnnie, her faithless, charming, hedge-fund-manager husband, masquerades as protective but in fact is emotionally manipulative and controlling. Around Isabella and her family, the author develops a cast of characters who either support or goad or torment her, some leading her along the path to true authenticity, others urging her to negative behaviour and values.

Ironically, Isabella appears to be “a woman in control”, on top of things, telling other people how to attain high society‘s false idea of perfection; yet in reality we can see she is not in control at all. She is not liberated in the true sense of the word, she is enslaved by what her husband thinks of her, and is rarely true to herself. We just want her to break through the web of artificiality she weaves around herself, to become real and honest about who and what she truly is.

As the story builds, the author includes sharp and waspish descriptions, especially of church services and Christians praying. Yet it is Christian friends who become a lifeline to Isabella. Following childbirth she suffers what many would recognise as postnatal depression: nothing she has to say about her baby is loving: the only things she notices are very negative and even cynical. Then we feel a great sense of relief when Isabella’s friend Nicki speaks the truth to Isabella at last, about herself, and Johnnie.

This is very much a book about family life and friendship as well as growing self-knowledge. I do like the end, very much: it is clever and perceptive, and the signs of transformation in Isabella may give rise to sparks of amusement and recognition in the reader.

A highly recommended book. You may find it online among contemporary women’s fiction.

Ruth may be found on Facebook as Ruth Leigh Writes and as @ruthleighwrites on Twitter and Instagram. You can visit her website at if you would like to order a signed copy of the book.

Published by Instant Apostle, Ruth’s books are widely available in bookshops and all online book retail stores as well as from her website.

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