Welcome to Louise Walters Books
I'm a reader, writer, editor and publisher. My imprint Louise Walters Books is tiny, indie, and receptive to books bigger publishers may not be able to consider. I aim to publish only the very best in adult literary and literary/commercial fiction, across all genres.
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My winter release is Helen Kitson's Old Bones, the second in her Morevale books... not quite a series, but all set in the fictional Shropshire village of Morevale. If you have read The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson, you will spot a familiar name or two in Old Bones...
Diana and her sister Antonia are house-sharing spinsters who have never got over their respective first loves. Diana owns a gift shop, but rarely works there. Antonia is unemployed, having lost her teaching job at an all girls’ school following a shocking outburst in the classroom after enduring years of torment. Diana is a regular at the local library, Antonia enjoys her “nice” magazines, and they treat themselves to coffee and cake once a week in the village café.
Naomi lives alone, haunted by the failure of her two marriages. She works in the library, doesn’t get on with her younger colleagues, and rarely cooks herself a proper meal. Secretly she longs for a Boden frock.
When a body is discovered in the local quarry, all three women’s lives are turned upside down. And when Diana’s old flame Gill turns up unexpectedly, tensions finally spill over and threaten to destroy the outwardly peaceful lives all three women have carefully constructed around themselves...
Available from my website bookshop. You can also buy both of Helen's novels as a set for £18 including postage and packing in the UK... the novel was published on 18 January 2021 in paperback and e-book. Audio and large print versions are also on their way.