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2013 Publications from NAW WritersSunday, 27 January 2013
by Tamsin Kate Walker
“I caught a glimpse of myself today...I saw my description in the pages of a book, in the words of a man I have never met.”
When Ruth receives a new novel from her book club, she is immediately intrigued. ‘The Ruthlessness of One Man’ claims to be about a real-life London commuter and, as Ruth delves further into the dark tale, she makes a sinister discovery. She is that commuter.
As Ruth reads on and becomes convinced that the author, Mr Walden, intends her to be more than just his muse, she must unravel the story to uncover just what he has in store for her, both on paper and in reality.
Ultimately, she only has the book itself to piece together Mr Walden's identity and motive. But can she do it in time to stop herself from becoming the victim of a twisted literary plot?
THE KING'S JOCKEY
by Lesley Gray
The Suffragette Derby of 1913: a woman sacrifices her life for her cause, but what of the man who feels responsible for killing her?
This novel was inspired by the life of royal jockey Herbert ‘Bertie’ Jones, his rise to fame, his tragic collision with Emily Wilding Davison 100 years ago, and the dramatic events that followed.
The King’s Jockey explores the evolving roles of the individual, family and society. Set in a world of traditional values that is on the cusp of change, the story considers the issues of responsibility, loyalty, sacrifice and belief.
Until now Bertie Jones has been just a footnote in a history book.