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The long and short of it... Introducing our Fiction Fortnights! For the next three weeks, Parthian and Kindle are offering a selection of fiction both long and short for you to devour.

We're offering the chance to win one of three signed copies of the first edition paperback  edition of this lively, Mantel-endorsed historical novel with a strong female lead. 

“This is the best kind of historical fiction: the past is freshly and energetically reimagined...[Alix Nathan] cuts against cliché, against the received version, against cosiness. She leaves her reader restless, curious, wanting more. She is an original, with a virtuoso touch.” Hilary Mantel. 

We're offering the chance to win one of three copies of the first paperback edition of The Normal State of Mind, the sumptuous debut novel by Susmita Bhattacharya, in our Goodreads Giveaway.

It’s the end of a millennium. India has made tremendous progress in science and technology, but in these times of economic boom can a friendship between two women give them the power to defy society, and law, to reach for their dreams?


‘...a deliciously bold debut novel...  Vivid and tender, funny and bittersweet, it’s fearlessly full of surprises about what it means to be young and female in 1990s India on the cusp of change.'  

Intellectual Property Office Case Study: Dan Tyte

Half Plus Seven novelist Dan Tyte is based in Cardiff. He tells how he went about protecting the copyright in his debut novel.

Copyright protects a wide range of creative works, including original literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, plays, songs and computer software.

It is an automatic right which comes into being as soon as a work is created


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Susmita Bhattacharya has a busy few months ahead. First up, this Sunday (24 May 2015) her short story 'Summer of Learning' will be broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 7.45 - 8pm (and then on iplayer Listen Again) as part of their Shorts: The Time Being series. 

2/3. The Summer of Learning by Susmita Bhattacharya. A Welsh girl travels to India to visit her father's family for the first time and spend the summer with them. Read by Naomi Everson.

Susmita will also be appearing at the Penzance Lit Fest on the 10th July and The Whitleigh Festival in Plymouth on 1st August and 3rd October.