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 Post subject: New Book available to pre-order!
PostPosted: 03 Oct 2018, 15:47 
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Me again, plugging yet another new book. The Convalescent Corpse, my very, very cosy mystery set in 1918, will be published as an ebook on Tuesday, 20th November and is now available to pe-order on Amazon. Amazon UK link: https://amzn.to/2DOhRXK
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"A story of Family, Rationing and Inconvenient Corpses.
Life in 1918 has brought loss and grief and hardship to the three Fyttleton sisters. Helped only by their grandmother (a failed society belle and expert poacher) and hindered by a difficult suffragette mother, as well as an unruly chicken-stealing dog and a house full of paying-guests, they now have to deal with the worrying news that their late – and unlamented – father may not be dead after all. And on top of that, there’s a body in the ha-ha."


You probably don't remember but ages ago I asked for suggestions for books for girls and young women that were written around the end of WW1. I had lots of great suggestions and a couple of you even gave me books. Thank you again.

Edited to correct title. Got my own book title wrong :(

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OH great - it's on the Amazon.ca site too, so have pre-ordered. Sealpuppy, did you know that on there the Canadian title is The Convalescent Corpse? Same book, though!!


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Now I'm confused - it's The Convalescent Corpse here too, isn't it ?


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Yes, Crowded Coffin is another of Nicky's books - but the cover art of this shows a coffin, which is probably what made her put the wrong title up

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Yes, Crowded Coffin is another of Nicky's books - but the cover art of this shows a coffin, which is probably what made her put the wrong title up


How well you know me, Ruth! I keep getting them mixed up. And I really wanted a hen sitting on the coffin but didn't get my way.

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abbeybufo wrote:
Yes, Crowded Coffin is another of Nicky's books - but the cover art of this shows a coffin, which is probably what made her put the wrong title up


How well you know me, Ruth! I keep getting them mixed up. And I really wanted a hen sitting on the coffin but didn't get my way.


:lol:

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Order placed - can't wait! :-)


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abbeybufo wrote:
sealpuppy wrote:
abbeybufo wrote:
Yes, Crowded Coffin is another of Nicky's books - but the cover art of this shows a coffin, which is probably what made her put the wrong title up


How well you know me, Ruth! I keep getting them mixed up. And I really wanted a hen sitting on the coffin but didn't get my way.


:lol:


Aww why not. That would have been ace.

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Ooh looking forward to it! Sounds like it's going to be a cracking read as always :D

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Ooh looking forward to it! Sounds like it's going to be a cracking read as always :D


Aw, thanks, Mrs Helston. I've had some great reactions so far, citing I Capture the Castle, Angela Brazil in Midsomer, and Little Women - and today 'reminded me of the Cazalets' :D

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It's out! The Convalescent Corpse: Wartime, grief, loss, hardship, rationing, hens, dog, cats, more cats, lodgers - and inconvenient corpses!
And while I'm plugging my stuff, The House at Ladywell is free this weekend.

No more plugs, I promise!

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Plug away Nicky - it's always worth our pulling it out and enjoying the flow that comes from your pen. (Sorry, couldn't resist :D )

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Just finished it - lots of social commentary which certainly reflects the hardships of the time both for soldiers and civilians, as well as the 'inconvenient corpses'. While many of the themes are serious in themselves, much of the social commentary has a touch of Angela Thirkell, as well as Elizabeth Jane Howard (I agree with whoever made the comment about the Cazalets!) The swiftly-moving story is told with many touches of humour and laugh aloud moments. Thanks, Sealpuppy, I really enjoyed it.


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Oh, Susan, you say the nicest things! Angela Thirkell - wow! She's one of my all-time favourites. Thank you so much :)

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On a very grey, cold weekend, this story warmed me, made me laugh and touched the heartstrings . The day-to-day struggle of coping with loss, wartime shortages, lack of money, eccentric relatives yet still retaining a certain optimism and family closeness was beautifully written. For me, the murder/mystery was almost an aside to this. I certainly want to hear more of the Fyttleton family. Thank you very much Seal Puppy.


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Due to issues with my pre-order, this only downloaded yesterday. I look forward to reading it over the Christmas break! :-)


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lizco wrote:
On a very grey, cold weekend, this story warmed me, made me laugh and touched the heartstrings . The day-to-day struggle of coping with loss, wartime shortages, lack of money, eccentric relatives yet still retaining a certain optimism and family closeness was beautifully written. For me, the murder/mystery was almost an aside to this. I certainly want to hear more of the Fyttleton family. Thank you very much Seal Puppy.


That's such a lovely review, thank you, lizco. And happy reading, Roversgirl xxx

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Just finished reading it - enjoyed it very much. Christabel is a grear character - she and granny do a brilliant job of making do and producing good meals with rationing. The other two girls are interesting characters also, can see Addy getting on well educationally, going to University and a good career after. Would love a sequel following the girls in the future!


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Awww! thank you - that's really nice of you, Ivohenry. I'm glad you enjoyed it. I love my three resourceful girls and am about 20k words into a second book about them. :D

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Oh good! Look forward to it.


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