soft folds of spawning streams wisps of bees the hollows made by muscular hills and the downy skin of mown grass
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Fiction:All the Winding World – new reviews
“A brilliant sequel to ‘The Errant Hours’. The resourceful and ingenious Illesa has become one of my favourite fictional characters. A skilfully woven tapestry of historical fact and captivating story-telling that leaves the reader begging for more adventures.” Karen Maitland – best-selling author of Company of Liars
“This is such a gripping tale that I read it almost in one sitting, and yet the story is well grounded in the realities of medieval life. All the Winding World is a great achievement, and I am already looking forward to the third in the series.” Dr Henrietta Leyser – Oxford University Medievalist
“‘All the Winding World’ is I think even better than its predecessor, ‘The Errant Hours’ . . . The characters, in both books, are interesting and convincing from the beginning; I cared what happened to them. But I particularly love a story that keeps me turning the pages – and ‘All the Winding World’ does that right from the start.”Vuyelwa Carlin – poet
“An impressive collection of poems that often exhibit a powerful engagement with the natural world and brim with the joy of it. . . These are the kind of poems that you read and agree with, while thinking you wish you’d thought of the sentiment first. Many of the poems work through the accumulation of detail, which is often very effective, and she is an excellent landscape poet, with a wide range of settings: England, France, Canada, Zimbabwe. The title poem is delightful.” RuberyBookAward.com
Unfortunately there are only eight copies of the first edition of ‘Flocks of Words’ left. Contact me directly if you’dlike to buy a signed copy.
The audiobook of ‘The Errant Hours’ is now available on Audible, Amazon and iTunes!
It has been beautifully narrated by Rebecca Sharp – a talented voice actor. I’m delighted with the result, and I hope listeners will be too.