Shortest Day Longest Night on Tour Oxford Recordings

We had a bit of a technologically challenged evening at Albion Beatnik. I won’t go into the whys and wherefores but there’s no video, no photos and the sound recording cut out temporarily too.

Here’s what I managed to salvage!

All but the first few words of Wendy Gill reading A Little Favour

Sarah James reading At the Hotel de la Lune

Pauline Walker reading Left of Earth, Right of Venus

A tiny bit of David Mathews reading Mouse

David Steward reading The Cutty Wren

You can catch us on tour Sat 14/01/2017 3pm  Wivenhoe Library, High Street Wivenhoe, Essex
Stories: Rosalind Stopps, Cherry Potts, David Steward, Katy Darby, Poem: Lisa Kelly

Buy the book: Shortest Day, Longest Night

Help us crowdfund for the rest of the tour and the next books

events coming up

2016-11-03-16-57-29A plethora of events coming up. Thanks to the Arts Council support, from the 16th November on we are out and about with Liberty Tales, and The Story Sessions season at The Brockley Deli kicks off too! Meet authors, listen to stories and poems, (sometime read by actors) and, at The Story Sessions, join in!2016-11-03-16-56-32

Romantic Trysting Spots

Where is your favourite place for spending time with the love of your life? What about it gets you hot and bothered, or meltingly romantic?

Dramatic scenery, intimate eatery, garden, beach, mountain, chocolate shop, theatre, fleapit,hotel, nightclub, pub, market, skating rink, crossroads … what makes for the perfect time out with your beloved?

Thinking about the (possibly world – no stop – don’t get carried away!) tour that will launch Lovers’ Lies, we’d like your thoughts on the best romantic places in the UK (for now, although we apparently have a small fan base in Switzerland…) and what it is that makes them special.

The Brief Encounter clock at Carnforth copyright Cherry Potts 2012

It doesn’t matter if you’ve never been there, or if it seems completely impractical, tell us anyway. It can be the site of a great fictional romance (Carnforth Station! Waterloo Bridge!) name-checked in a famous lovers’ ballad  (Allanwater!) or it can be where you first met your one-and-only, just so long as it’s a real place, and still there, not built on since.

If you think it’d be a great place for a reading tell us that too (especially if it’s somewhere near a literature festival or a really good bookshop), and if you can broker an introduction for us, even better – think of it as a blind date between publisher and venue, the sort of thing where you think they’d be perfect for one another, and with just a little nudge

Give us your suggestions (tweet, ‘comment’ on this post, or use the contact form) and we’ll see which we can make work for us. And if your suggestion ends up being our launch venue, and we’ve got your contact details, you’ll get an invitation to the wedding – sorry – launch.

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