I shall be signing copies of 'The Distant Hills' at Waterstones in Eastbourne on Wednesday 10th October between 2 - 4pm.
Would love to meet you there!
I shall also be at the Crawley Book Fair, to be held at Crawley Library on Saturday 13th October between 11 - 2pm
and at the Southern Book Show, in Worthing, on Sunday 28th October between 10 - 4pm
This book is about Philip Devalle, who is the hero of Judith Thomson's earlier books. Because it contains further adventures in his life, I could have read it as a standalone novel, although I have read the previous book.
The book is engaging from the start, and I was immediately drawn into the story. Without wishing to give any clues to the content, so as not to spoil the read, I will say that the book contained a number of situations that kept me reading on, just to see what would happen next. I got engaged with the characters and hooked by the suspense. I was reluctant to put the book down.
I enjoyed the novel and found it a compulsive page turner. The book is set in seventeenth century England and France, and it was very well researched. I enjoyed the details of everyday life and dress in particular, and the portrayals of Louis, the Sun King, and Charles II. The characters are very real and the book is a good read for fans of historical fiction.
Brought up in Lincolnshire, Judith studied Art in Leicester before moving to Sussex, where she still lives.
She is passionate about the seventeenth century and has gained much inspiration from visits to Paris and Versailles. She has written several stories based around actual events of the period, set in both England and France, and following the lives of some of the same characters.
She likes to paint, enjoys boating on the French canals and scuba diving in the Red Sea. She has helped on a local archaeological dig and enjoys exploring the ancient landscape of Britain as well as following Native American trails in the deserts of southwest U.S.A.
Judith has a blogsite, Judiththomsonblog.wordpress.com where she posts, amongst other things, a monthly blog entitled 350 years ago this month, based on the diaries of Samuel Pepys. She also has a website Judiththomsonsite.wordpress.com and is a Goodreads Author.