New Books! And A Non-Fiction Competition Reminder.

With our minds still fizzing from another wonderful Hay Festival it seems extremely timely to announce not one, but two exciting new publications from members of the Hay Writers.

Building on the success of her first book, The Doors of Riverdell, Marianne Rosen has announced that the next thrilling instalment, “The Halls of Riverdell” is now available!

No more waiting for those of us desperate to know what happens next in a series which has been described as, “a sexy modern family saga reminiscent of Mary Wesley’s The Chamomile Lawn”.

The Halls Of Riverdell Isabelle Threlfall is discovering that responsibility is only the start of her problems. Riverdell is in chaos, Asha and James need her help and Moth has slipped away in the midst. Sorting out the house and estate seem her only option but the empty rooms remind her that Moth is still missing.

Kit’s life has become a micro-managing extreme sport with Isabelle at the end of every list, but every tick closer takes him nearer to choices he’s not ready to face.

As Isabelle and Moth try to prove themselves capable, Beth is denying the painful reality of her married life in her letters home from India. But when the past catches up, will Moth and Isabelle run from reality or face up to it?

Walk the echoing halls of Riverdell as the family navigate the rapids of change.”

Both books are available in paperback or as an ebook via all good booksellers, or follow these links to the publisher, Oriel Books’, website to buy direct.

The Doors of Riverdell The Halls of Riverdell

Well done Marianne!

The second announcement comes via the publishers, Weatherglass Books. It’s the exciting news that Hay Writers’ Circle alumni and award winning writer, Jonathan Page will have his latest novel, Blue Woman, published by Weatherglass in Spring 2022.

Jonathan Page

Blue Woman is the fictional life of Rose Hartwood, an eminent 20th century artist. This beautiful novel charts the ebbs and flows of her personal and professional lives with great subtlety and sensitivity.

We follow Rose the artist, her rise from a bombed out house in wartime London to something close to fame in the late sixties. Then as her fame fades, she retreats to her rural hometown in Wales, where she continues to work and has an affair with a young artist twenty years her junior. Finally there is a third act, when others, her son, her lover, the trust founded in her name, gradually take on her legacy.

Blue Woman gradually reveals both artist and woman in their intertwined complexity: joy, struggle, determination, achievement, regret, the inheritances of love and the consolations of beauty.”

You can keep up to date with this book via the publisher’s website –

Congratulations Jonathan!

Don’t forget there’s still time to enter our 2021 Non-Fiction Competition!

Prizes for first, second and third places – our judge this year is the multi-talented Roland White.

All details on how to enter can be found on our Competitions page.

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