Thursday, 12 April 2012

Every Step of the Way by Kit Domino

Tomorrow sees the release of a really great family saga from author, Kit Domino. I've had the pleasure of beta reading Every Step of the Way and it kept me spellbound all the way through.  Kit conveys the setting of early nineteen fifties London with such intensity, I was almost coughing along with the characters who had to endure the Great Smog. There are plot twists which I didn't see coming and the characters are wonderfully drawn. I loved this story.

Here's the blurb:

1952 in West London. A time of coffee bars and jukeboxes, Teddy boys and gang fights. As Christmas approaches, sixteen-year-old Beth Brixham has so much to look forward to. No more school, her first job, her first boyfriend. Instead, her world is thrown into darkness and chaos as the Great Smog descends over London, leaving in its wake a trail of death and disruption and changing Beth’s life forever.
When family tragedy strikes during the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, Beth finds herself shunned by her father. Faced with eviction, she must battle against the prejudices, laws and social bigotry post World War II in an effort to prevent her baby sister being taken into care, but she hadn’t gambled on the price she has to pay when offered a radical solution.

Every Step of the Way was shortlisted for the 2004 Harry Bowling Prize for a London novel.


Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Love a Happy Ending's Summer Audience

Calling all writers and readers ... have you got your ticket yet for A Summer Audience in Tetbury, Gloucestershire here in the UK?For more information check out this great video

See you there!