This month The Malton Book Club put themselves forward to read and review Anna Freeman’s The Fair Fight, a vibrant, visceral tale of courage, reinvention and fighting your way to the top in Georgian Bristol. Here’s what they made of it.
Anna Freeman is the author of The Fair Fight, a vibrant tale of female boxers and their scheming patrons in 18th-century Bristol. We had a chat with Anna and found out why she wishes she could spend her days making tiny things, and whether she actually took up boxing as research.
Having worked as the Manager of Literary Awards and Membership at PEN America Center, Alena Graedon is no stranger to the world of communication. Her debut novel,The Word Exchange is a literary thriller and a love story set in a world threatened by the disappearance of language. We caught up with her to hear more about the inspirations for the novel.
Internationally bestselling author and Co-Founder and Chair of the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction,Kate Mosse dropped in for a chat to celebrate the 10th Anniversary edition of her first bestselling novel, Labyrinth.
Vanessa Lafaye’s stunning novel Summertime is set to be the biggest debut of the year. It’s a beautiful and horrifying fictionalised account of one of the most devastating natural disasters in US history, the Labour Day Hurricane 1935. Read the shocking opening chapter right now . . .
Ahead of the publication of a beautiful 10th anniversary edition of Labyrinth this week, Kate Mosse reflects on the last ten years and the experience of publishing her very first bestselling novel.
Colin MacIntyre is an award-winning musician who has released six albums under the name Mull Historical Society
Colin’s debut novel, The Letters of Ivor Punch is set on the island of Mull, and tells a story about home and the leaving of it, about fathers and sons, and about an eccentric community steeped in generations of folklore and secrets. We caught up with Colin to find out a bit more about him.
This month our One Book Lane book club read and review Rene Denfeld’s exceptional debut The Enchanted. Here’s what they made of it . . .