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NEW RELEASES The quality speaks for itself Writers for Readers
Val Wood
Christian Cameron
Since winning the Catherine Cookson Prize for Fiction for her first novel, The Hungry Tide, Val Wood has become one of the most popular authors in the UK. Born in the mining town of Castleford, Val came to East Yorkshire as a child and has lived in Hull and rural Holderness where many of her novels are set. She now lives in the market town of Beverley.
Christian Cameron is a writer, re-enactor and military historian. He is a veteran of the United States Navy, where he served as both an aviator and an intelligence officer. He is a co-author, with his father Ken Cameron, of the acclaimed Gordon Kent military thriller series, as well as Washington and Caeser, a novel of the American Revolution. He
Full of characters the reader will care about
Rosie Goodwin
Valerie Wood's skill takes you through a complicated plot to a magical ending – a page turner of the best kind
Elizabeth Gill
This is a story of passion, adversity, heartbreak and enduring love Historical Novels Review
On inspiration: My mother often told the tale that when I was small I had an imaginary friend and would sit on the stairs and talk to her. I do believe that a lot of children have imaginary friends, the difference is that they lose them or forget them once they get older, whereas I still have lots, all in my head, and these friends make up the characters in my novels!
now lives in Toronto with his wife and daughter, where he writes full time.
Without doubt, Christian Cameron is one of the finest writers of historical fiction in the world. He stands head and shoulders above the vast majority of his contemporaries, and I stand in awe of him and his writing Ben Kane
Gripping and compulsively readable, the ancient world springs to life in these pages Good Book Guide
On re-enacting: I’ve always loved the Middle Ages. I love chivalry, warts and all, and I wanted to write about it. But mostly, it’s about my love of the martial arts of the period. I love to fight in armour, and I love to study the period. I don’t just re-enact this period. Fighting in armour with steel swords is a remarkable thing. Hard to describe. But very good for fitness, and very exciting.
What we’re listening to . . .
Fans of family sagas won’t fail to be gripped by the latest from Diane Allen, Like Father, Like Son. When dark family secrets force Polly to consider her future, she may have to face losing everything. Read by Janine Birkett.
We’re continuing with the fantastic British Library crime classics series, with some of the hidden gems of Golden Age mysteries. One of our particular favourites is Murder Underground by Mavis Doriel Hay. Set in and around the Northern Line, it’s a perfect slice of nostalgia read by Patience Tomlinson.
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