The Nottage on Wivenhoe Quay.
I can’t wait to release Lawn House Blues to the public at the book launch on Friday 21st September, at the Nottage, between 6 and 8 pm. Soon the book can fly away from my desk and off to the wider world, to be handled, read, discussed, talked about, placed on a bookshelf, or given and received as a gift.
After perusing the lovely front cover, courtesy of Spiffing Covers, the next thing people will see is the back page blurb, so here is a preview …
“Lawn House seems to be the perfect English country mansion, with conscientious custodians, beautiful parkland and magnificent trees; however, running a large estate in the modern world can bring its challenges.
Oliver, the present owner, tries hard to be business-like, but ends up treating the place more like a commune than the grand estate it once was. It doesn’t take much for a manipulative nanny to upset the fragile equilibrium of the household and Oliver’s close friends … and when things start to go wrong they go very wrong.
A destructive storm rips the roof off the house, and secrets from the past are revealed, which threaten the future. Can the owners, staff and friends of Lawn House find some acceptance, process these past mistakes, and move forward with their lives?”
If you want to know more about the book, please join me on Friday 21st September. The book will be for sale on the night and thereafter at Wivenhoe Bookshop. For those who cannot travel to Wivenhoe it will be on Amazon as a paperback and in Kindle format. It will also be available on other ebook platforms and is soon to be in more, independent book stores. I’ll try to keep you informed.