Great book launch, attended by 70 people. Books selling well, e-book now also available.
Extracts read at Plymouth Literary festival and writing groups in Kingsbridge and Plymouth University.
5 star reviews on Amazon, thankyou readers!
The sign of a good book is one that you keep revisiting in your mind, and over the weeks since I read ‘Long Road, Many Turnings’ I have gone back to it many times, discussed historical points raised in it with other people, and relished the memory of it very much. Having been granted the additional privilege of being able to discuss the many stories held within the book with its author, it’s amazing to discover that most of the stories within are fact-based , relating to real life experiences.
Opening the pages of this book will transport you back through the twentieth century into rural Ireland, then a journey around the UK, taking in Wales, London, and Northern Ireland. Bear in mind that a writer’s first lesson is usually ‘write about what you know’, which is what gives this book a very authentic flavour.
It’s a captivating and moving book that encompasses a wealth of different topics, and I look forward to the next book!
by Sorrel Dryden, copywriter
A family saga that really pulls you in. I couldn't help but get involved with the characters' lives. The story moves to different locations all over the British Isles giving the reader an insight into how life was for working people struggling under different pressures. The book will make you giggle and sigh, a really human story.
by ALison Mackenzie, Graphic Designer
An absorbing tale with a wonderfully feisty heroine, beautifully evocative of period Ireland.
by Clare Wiley,freelance journalist
The author wrote 'Long Road Many Turnings' drawing on both anecdote and more factual data contained within her family folklore. She has now written a second novel' Time for a Change', which uses her experience as a Northern Ireland nurse who lived and worked in Belfast and in Derry during 'The Troubles', but, like the first novel, her experience forms the backdrop, aspiring for authenticity, rather than the main focus of the book. There is a third novel in the pipeline which will complete the trilogy, more information coming soon!