Posted on 1st April 2013

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Byron Easy

Christmas Eve, 1999. The eponymous Byron Easy sits aboard a train stationed at King’s Cross ruminating over his life and contemplating suicide. At first glance the reader would be forgiven for assuming Byron is just another failed poet – nihilistic, self-indulgent, depressed and highly dependent on red wine. But on further inspection we come to…

Posted on 20th September 2011

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Leominster Library Reading Group reads Forgetting Zoë

As part of the Fiction Uncovered 2011 promotion, we worked with The Reading Agency to reach reading groups across the UK. As part of the promotion eight selected reading groups were given one of the selected Fiction Uncovered titles to read and we’re delighted that they’ve been able to feed back their thoughts. We’ll be…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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Forgetting Zoë

‘The dark, unflinching tale of ten-year-old Zoe, abducted and imprisoned after a chance encounter.  While Thurman viscerally proves the apple never falls far from the tree, Zoe must find a way to outwit and escape from her perverse captor. A grim story written with extraordinary skill.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: Zoë Nielsen was just…

Posted on 19th May 2011

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Disputed Land

‘As the Cannons gather in the Welsh marshes for Christmas, young Theo is initiated into the politics of family. Pears is an author whose impressive body of work should be much more widely appreciated.’ Fiction Uncovered Judges 2011 Synopsis: Leonard and Rosemary Cannon summon their middle-aged offspring, along with partners and children, to the family…