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18 Oct 2017
Praise 'From a Yellow House' for
"Sleeping with the Rabbits"

The book blog described Susanne Defoe's memoir of escape from domestic abuse as "intriguing ... we watch Suzanne strive against all the odds to make a decent life for herself and her children ... a great read."

Click here to read the review.  Click here for book details or to order.

15 Oct 2017
BBC Radio Wiltshire interview with
Terry Parkins, author of "Hummer"

Terry Parkins told BBC Wiltshire listeners about his inspiration for his epic novel "Hummer" - the story of a power-struggle within a colony of wild bees. Terry is donating some of the profits from the book to bee protection charities.

Click here to listen to the interview (50 mins into the programme)  and Click here for book details or to buy

13 Oct 2017
Congratulations to Fenella Forster
on her successful London book launch

Fenella Forster's third novel in "The Voyagers" series has just received its London launch! Telling the stories of three women from the same family during different periods of history, all three books in the series, "Annie's Story"; "Juliet's Story' and "Kitty's Story" are now available.

Click here to find out more about 'The Voyagers' novels or to order.

12 Oct 2017
'Female First' features Susanne Defoe
author of "Sleeping with the Rabbits"

Susanne Defoe - whose moving memoir of escape from domestic abuse was published recently - revealed 10 things she would like her readers to know about her. 

Click here to read the feature in 'Female First'  -  and click here for book details or to buy.

28 Sep 2017
"Kitty's Story" is 'a great autumn read'
says From A Yellow House book blog

In a glowing review for WW2 novel, "Kitty's Story" by Fenella Forster, the book blog says, "The author is a fantastic story teller and I found myself totally enthralled from the very beginning. The attention to detail is spot on ... excellent ... now I am intrigued to go back and read the other two books in The Voyagers series."

Click here to read the full review  and click here for book details

    29 Aug 2017
    BBC 'Who Do You Think You Are?' mag
    recommends Alan Gaunt's book

    The August 2017 issue of "Who Do You Think You Are?" magazine said of A Good Man and A Brave Man, "The lives of ordinary soldiers who served in the First World War can be hard to trace. Gaunt sets out to trace the story of ... Cecil Thomas Packer, who fought at both Gallipoli and the Somme."

    Click here for book details or to order

    17 Aug 2017
    BBC Radio 4's 'Woman's Hour' talks to
    David Ledain, author of "GayDad"
    3 Aug 2017
    Sixtyplusurfers love Nick Clements'
    'I Swear by Almighty G-G-G-God'

    The August 2017 issue of Sixtyplusurfers says of this police officer's (very non-PC) memoir, ' ... tells of a young man's determination to escape his past and prove himself as a dedicated and fearless representative of the law. It is also a very funny and entertaining autobiography which I thoroughly enjoyed.'

    Click here for book details or to buy

    29 Jul 2017
    Competition now closed
    And the lucky winners are ....

    Thank you to everyone who entered the competition. Congratulations to our lucky winners: D Barnes (Tunbridge Wells), S Murgatroyd (Horsham), P Buttery (Brighton), M Harding (Shoreham) & J Barclay (London). They each receive a copy of 'The Sky is on Fire' by Magsie Hamilton Little. 

    Click here to find out more about books by Magsie Hamilton Little

    28 Jul 2017
    COMPETITION! Your chance to win
    'The Sky is on Fire' by Magsie Hamilton Little

    The book: British woman, Magsie Hamilton Little's extraordinary and dangerous North African desert journey with two Tuareg tribesmen and a camel called Fleabag. We have copies of Magsie's book to give away to the first FIVE people to email their name & full UK postal address to elly@ellydonovan.co.uk. Good luck!

    Click here to read Magsie's latest blog post about theTuareg people.

    24 Jul 2017
    Have you seen our latest press releases?
    Lots of new books coming through

    Press releases about all the new books we handle are avaiable to read and/or download from the Press Office on this website.

    Journalists and broadcasters: please contact elly@ellydonovan.co.uk to request review copies, images and author interviews.

    21 Jul 2017
    Congratulations to Fenella Forster
    on her fabulous book launch

    Fenella hosted a wonderful 1940s-themed party in a restored railway carriage at Spa Valley Railway (Tunbridge Wells) to celebrate the publication of Kitty's Story (set during WW2) - the third novel in The Voyagers series.

    Click here to find out more about (or order) books by Fenella Forster