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SPOTTED IN PINNER!

THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS is on the shelves of independent bookshop, BrOOK’S in Pinner – in fact, two copies are displayed! Pinner is where I lived for the first few years of my life and where I started school at West Lodge Primary. I also spent many years at the Studio School in Marsh...

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MR JARVIS REACHES EASTBOURNE!

Excellent to hear that Eastbourne library has just bought a copy of THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS for their fiction shelves.  With so much of the novel set on the south coast – my protagonists, Mary and her parents Ida and Jack Foster (not to mention Mr Jarvis, their lodger) living at 8, Sea View...

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EARLY REVIEWS OF ‘THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS’

‘The writing is simply extraordinary …this is a novel about family, keeping your own council, second chances, self-discovery and, ultimately, hope …a literate and compassionate look at the lives we lead.’ https://shelleyann01.blogspot.com/2019/10/the-legacy-of-mr-jarvis-by-jude-hayland.html ‘I absolutely loved this book, it’s such a vivid depiction of family life decades ago. It took me back to my own childhood...

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LONGLISTED FOR …

…on this very wet, grey, dark and dismal November morning, it was encouraging to hear that I have reached the longlist of RETREAT WEST flash fiction competition for this quarter.  The theme was WATER – particularly appropriate, then, to today – and a maximum of 500 words for the story.  As the competition is ongoing...

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EARLY REVIEWS!

The first reviews for THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS have been very positive. Beautifully written with so much heart and vividly drawn characters I devoured this book as slowly as possible so I didn’t have to leave the story A fascinating story – the writing is simply extraordinary A literate and compassionate look at the...

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THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS

Publication date of my next novel has been brought forward to November 28th – which is great news since I will be attending three book fairs in November and will have copies with me to sell.  In fact, although formal release date is not until the end of the month, I expect to have the...

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CRAFTY WOMEN CRAFT FAIR

On Saturday 7th December I will be at Winchester’s Guildhall with two other local writers – Helen Matthews and Katharine Johnson – on a stall selling our novels.  Amidst all the craft items and products and a lot of clever, crafty women, I hope we will be spotted and that people will come over and...

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COVER REVEAL!

Finally, I can reveal the chosen cover for my next novel, THE LEGACY OF MR JARVIS. It’s taken quite a while to come up with something that felt right and reflected the content and tone of the novel appropriately.  It is very easy to point out what is wrong and why an image fails to...

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AUTUMN BOOK FAIRS

November is proving to be a busy month – two book fairs just six days away from each other! On Sunday 17th November, I will be in Henley in Arden – the heart of Warwickshire – at their book fair for independent writers.  Henley in Arden seems to be a very vibrant arts-orientated place:  it...

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CHILTERN VOICE!

On Monday 4th November, I will be a guest on CHILTERN VOICE FM’s morning programme about all things books! Antonia Honeywell is the presenter of this weekly programme which runs from 10.00 am until noon and I am so looking forward to meeting her, talking about reading, writing, authors, stories et al –  and choosing...