LWB news and announcements...

Tuesday 12 November 2019

Today is my birthday and I couldn't have asked for a better present than this: Diana Cambridge's Don't Think a Single Thought is the November book for the Clare Mackintosh Book Club! 





Clare contacted me a few weeks ago to tell me she had read Diana's novel and would like it to be her November title. It's been very hard keeping a lid on this! But now Clare has announced it, I can too... and I can't wait to find out  what readers make of Diana's book. 

If you would like to read along with Clare's club, the book is available on my website bookshop, and from all the usual online stores. It's available in paperback, ebook and audio, and these wonderful bookshops stock it too:

Blackwells, Oxford

Book Corner, Saltburn-by-the-Sea

Mr B's Emporium, Bath

Read, Holmfirth

Waterstones, Bath

Winstone's, Sherborne


Reading group questions can be found here.

Happy Reading to all xx

Tuesday 22nd October 2019

I'm delighted to announce I have signed a second Helen Kitson novel for Louise Walters Books. Old Bones will be published in March 2021 in paperback and ebook. This from the press release...


Old Bones  is the story of three elderly women whose lives get turned upside down when human remains are discovered in a nearby quarry.  


Helen’s first poetry collection was nominated for the Forward Best First Collection Prize. She has published three other poetry collections and she was the joint winner of the BBC Wildlife Magazine Poet of the Year in 1996. Her short fiction has appeared in magazines including Ambit, Feminist Review and Stand. Her debut novel The Last Words of Madeleine Anderson (Louise Walters Books 2019) was shortlisted in the Dundee Book Prize in 2016.


Louise said, “Helen’s second novel  centres on the lives and pasts of three women all aged over sixty, something we don’t see enough of in literature. It’s a cracking novel, with Helen’s trademark quiet sensationalism and dark humour. I’m really looking forward to publishing it.”


Helen added, “Since signing with Louise for my first novel, I have seen LWB go from strength to strength. Her list contains an incredibly diverse range of titles, the one constant being the quality of the writing and the attention to detail paid to every title. I am absolutely delighted that LWB will be publishing my second novel, and I know she will do an amazing job with it!"


Old Bones will be published in March 2021 in paperback and e-book.