Troubador The Legacy of Mr Jarvis

Released: 28/11/2019

ISBN: 9781838591564

eISBN: 9781838596903

Format: Paperback/eBook

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The Legacy of Mr Jarvis


It is 1966 and 12-year-old Mary Foster’s narrow, prescribed world is abruptly disturbed by a sudden move from suburban London to a neglected Victorian house on the south coast of England.

A new friendship provides Mary with some comfort in an unfamiliar world of seagull squawks, endless horizons and strange new lodgers. But an unexpected discovery of deceit and deception profoundly affects her life and Mary is left to carry on, bitter and resentful, but silent on the matter.

40 years later, Mary wants to know more. Another age, another era, another century; such secrecy and lies seem cowardly and irrelevant. Mary is anxious for the truth. Or at least she thinks she is – until the chance to uncover certain realities tests her resolve.

Hampshire County Libraries are buying a copy of COUNTING THE WAYS to be allocated to Winchester Discovery Centre lending library.

UK Southern BOOK FAIR is in Worthing on October 28th. I will be there, meeting other writers, readers and selling copies of my novel COUNTING THE WAYS! From 10 am onwards.

11.00 am - at the UK SOUTHERN BOOK FAIR - I am delivering mini workshop sessions on: sources of inspiration, developing characters, flash fiction, the use of memory in writing - among other topics! Come and join in and together create dynamic, exciting and useful sessions!

My blog has been available to follow on my website for the past few months.

Book Fairs: I will be at the Henley on Arden Book Fair on Sunday 17th November - followed by the Brighton and Hove Book Fair on Saturday 23rd. November.

Saturday 4th May - Yeading Library, Hayes - Hillingdon Libraries - Self Published authors event from 11. 00 am to 2.00 pm - I will be talking about self-publishing and writing and selling copies of my novel, 'Counting the Ways.'

Tuesday 11th June - Winchester Writers' Society is hosting their annual summer gala with a book fair for members who have a published book to sell - I will be there selling copies of 'Counting the Ways.'

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Jude Hayland

Born in London, I have been writing short fiction for many years - publishing numerous short stories both here in the UK and internationally in commercial magazines. I was a runner-up in the Bridport short story competition some years ago.

Completing an M.A. in Creative Writing, however, entirely changed my focus and I started writing longer fiction, completing my first novel in 2013 that I set to one side to concentrate on my second. Counting the Ways was published in 2017 with Matador. In the past year, I have returned to that first novel and, with a substantial redraft, will now be published later this year, again with Matador. It is called The Legacy of Mr Jarvis.

I am currently working on my third novel.

In addition to writing, I also teach creative writing classes and combine this with working as a tutor of English and Drama.

I have lived in Winchester for the past 25 years although London remains the place that has the greatest sense of home to me.

My genre is: family/relationships/book group fiction/women's fiction/literary/commercial crossover and I particularly enjoy setting my novels in the recent, lived past.

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