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12 Days of December Day 2: ‘Twas the Night Before Christmas

“Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house / not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse”. I remember rushing to bed on Christmas Eve, not just to await the arrival of a certain red suited man, but also to experience the moment when my mum would pull out our much loved illustrated copy of the poem and would begin with those magical words.

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12 Days of December Day 1: A Christmas Carol

“Bah Humbug,” two words from Charles Dickens’ classic 1843 Christmas story from the Christmas Books, which are synonymous with someone lacking in Christmas spirit and yet, on this, the first day of December we turn to it once again as a Christmas favourite to help us find the Christmas spirit.

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His Kidnapper’s Shoes

2016 has been an excellent year for the psychological thriller market. So to, has it been for the unreliable and yet strangely familiar, even relatable female protagonist. Maggie James’ His Kidnapper’s Shoes, is another stellar example of this.

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Penhaligon’s Attic

As a South West literature agency, we love reading books that draw upon the region’s rich cultural history and Penhaligon’s Attic, the first novel in the new ‘Penhaligon Saga’ by West Country Hybrid author Terri Nixon certainly delivers on that point.

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Interviews

Cassandra Parkin

Literature Works caught up with Cassandra Parkin, author of the recently published (and Lit Works reviewed) Lily’s House to discuss the importance of the South West in her writing, how ‘magic’ and reality can blend in fiction and her number one tip for new writers…

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For All Our Sins

I am a huge fan of police procedural fiction and I particularly enjoy those stories which are less about the ‘who’ and more about the ‘why’, For All Our Sins is certainly a novel which delivers on this point.

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The Light That Gets Lost

“I think you must keep faith with yourself and your story, if things don’t seem to be going well you have to keep going and trust that things will become clearer the further you delve …”

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Adam Nevill: Some Will Not Sleep

“The short story is the main foundation of horror; it did the most work to establish the field, and maybe the horror short story set out the aesthetic aims of all horror that followed in all mediums …”

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Lily’s House

As a South West agency, we love anything which champions our region and Lily’s House which is set in the wilderness of the Cornish Coast does just that.

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The Silk Weaver

At the heart of this novel is the romantic notion of a young lady, beginning her journey in London society, seeking love and life in the City, but there are so many undercurrents here which make it such a thought provoking historical novel from Liz Trenow.

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The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea

The Emma Press Anthology of the Sea

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Sherlock Holmes and the Lady in Black

The game is still afoot for Sherlock Holmes …

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