Launch Events in June 2013
Saturday June 8: 7.30pm. Glen Peters launches Lucknow Ransom at Rhosygilwen. Free entry. For tickets: email@example.com
Tuesday June 25: 6.30pm. Glen Peters launches Lucknow Ransom at Asia House, London. Free entry. For tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org
Those attending will be treated to Mrs D'Silva's 'Fowl Curry' from her sumtuous recipe collection!
Launch Events in May 2013
One year after Darwin's explosive The Origin of Species is published, sisters Anna and Beatrice Pentecost awaken to a world shattered by science, charismatic religious movements and the stirrings of feminist rebellion, and begin to chart their own path through desire and duty. But who will survive when the sisters fall into fatal conflict with one another? Here, Booker and Orange long-listed Stevie Davies – 'One of our most consistent and undervalued writers' Guardian – reads an excerpt introducing the sisters. Published in May 2013, Awakening has been described by the Historical Novel Society as a 'must read'. You can buy Awakening in hardback for £15.00 from our online bookstore.
Stevie Davies' twelfth novel, Awakening, has been described by the Historical Novel Review as a 'must read' for its 'rich and colourful variety of characters'.
Alongside the historical figures present in the backdrop of the novel, reviewer Sally Zigmond notes the similarity between Miriam Salas and Victorian novelist George Eliot. She says,
Stevie Davies, in my opinion, is underrated as a novelist. I can only guess it is because of her strong feminism or maybe because she takes the intelligence and the social and historical knowledge of her readers for granted. If you are as interested, as I am, in the position of women in the mid-19th century, then Awakenings is a must-read. It is full of human insight into the nature of insanity, motherhood and bereavement but is also funny. It’s one of those rare novels that the more you read, the more you discover. George Eliot would be impressed.
Rachel Trezise's newly released, and long-awaited, second collection of short stories, Cosmic Latte, has received a glowing review in the latest issue of The Wales Arts Review.
Each story is a multi-layered, deeply imagined piece of fiction, very often with the breadth and scope of a novel. Trezise’s observation that, while quicker to write, short stories require just ‘as much concentration as when you’re writing a novel’ is borne out by the fact that each of the pieces here are, like Brian Wilson’s ‘teenage symphonies to God’, the short fiction equivalent of a ‘pocket symphony’. In other words, they have the range and emotional depth of a larger work, while at the same time being the paper-and-ink equivalent of a three-minute pop song.