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NEW RELEASES The quality speaks for itself Writers for Readers
Peter Lovesey
James Holland
© Kate Shemilt
Born in Middlesex, Peter Lovesey studied at Hampton Grammar School and Reading University. He won a competition with his first crime fiction novel, Wobble to Death, and has never looked back. His best- known series characters are Sergeant Cribb, a Victorian-era police detective based in London, and Peter Diamond, a modern-day police detective in Bath. He was Chairman of the Crime Writers’ Association and has been presented with
James Holland is a historian, writer, and broadcaster. The author of bestselling non- fiction, he has also written works of historical fiction. He lives near Salisbury with his wife, son and daughter. A member of the British Commission for Military History and the Guild of Battlefield Guides, he also regularly contributes to national newspapers, magazines and radio. He is also an avid cricketer, and plays for both
Lifetime Achievement awards both in the UK and the US.
Lovesey's style is pure joy. He tells a rattling good story without ever resorting to the literary pretensions that bedevil so much crime fiction. His characters are never less than believable
Daily Mail
With consummate skill, Lovesey elaborates a plot with architecture as perfect as the city he writes about Val McDermid
I’m jealous of everyone discovering Lovesey and Diamond for the first time Sara Paretsky
On adaptations: All writers will tell you of their dalliance with the film and TV people. Sometimes it comes off, but more often it doesn’t. So much has to fall into place at the crucial time. I count it as a privilege to have spent time with such giants of the entertainment business
Chalke Valley CC and the Authors CC.
Holland is one of a new generation of historians who were born long after the war but who bring to the subject a freshness and proper spirit of enquiry Sunday Express
Holland is particularly good at telling the story of a nationality through a few interlocutors Sunday Telegraph
Using personal testimony and private memoirs as effectively as official archives, he recreates the hardships and challenges faced by ordinary soldiers Sunday Times
On being a historian: As a historian, I try and carry out as much original research as possible and remind myself to look at the various aspects of the war I am studying with fresh eyes
What we’re listening to . . .
Born Survivors tells the extraordinary tale of three mothers and their newborns as they struggle to survive both Auschwitz and Mauthausen. Their stories are drawn together by Wendy Holden, and read with great pathos by Anne Dover. A truly heartfelt listen.
Cathy Woodman returns with another sparkling and witty Talyton St George novel, Vets on Call. It’s all change at Otter House as a new motorbike-riding vet moves in. Read by Julia Barrie.
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