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‘Autumn Nightmares’, Friday 30th September 7pm

The weather has turned, the nights are drawing in (and we keep leaving work in the dark), but the nightmares don’t end there…

Autumn Nightmares – An Evening of East Anglian Ghost Stories.
Halloween comes early this year when on September 30th, at Waterstones in Cambridge, the launch of Shadows on the Fens, Wayne Adrian Drew’s anthology of new and classic ghostly tales, will be marked by a very special event. Please be aware that there will be low levels of lighting and ghostly sound effects at this chilling theatrical series of readings designed only for adult audiences.

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Join us tomorrow evening in Waterstones, Cambridge, for the launch of the limited edition ‘Shadows on the Fens’.

This is no ordinary book launch! Expect spooky tales and ghostly actors – complete with sound effects – for something a little different this Friday night. Editor Wayne Adrian Drew is no stranger to putting on a great show so expect to be able to welcome the Autumn in in style.

Tickets for Autumn Nightmares are £4 (redeemable against the purchase of the book) and are now on sale from Waterstones’ Cambridge store and on its website.  Tel: 01223 351 688

People’s Book Prize Part II

Calling all fans! (Or anyone looking for the next book to read).

King’s Company and Latitude North are looking like they might be real contenders in the Autumn showcase of the People’s Book Prize,  with some really great – and well deserved – comments going up for both.

We’ve selected some of our favourite reviews as a taster, but make sure to check out the People’s Book Prize website for more, links below.

King’s Company (competing in the Children’s category)

I loved this book! For me it was a return to children’s historical fiction in the great tradition of Rosemary Sutcliff and Ronald Welch but with an exciting contemporary voice.

A cracking read. Masterful storytelling to grip the imagination.

A great piece of historical fiction that my daughter loved.

Latitude North (competing in the Non-Fiction category)

Evocative descriptions and a love of the North fill this fascinating work with atmosphere and emotion. I could see the clarity of the light yet felt the darkness of the history. This is an unforgettable book, worth every moment I spent reading it.

This book charts a lifelong fascination with the geographic north, told with affection, rare elegance, and a keen eye for detail. This is a wonderful and richly rewarding read.

Superb. Moving and emotive. Poetry in prose.

This is one of the most beautifully written books I have ever read. It really is what it says on the cover, part travelogue, part memoire and part history of northern lands and seas. But it is Moseley’s skill in melding all three that makes the whole totally captivating. All is written as if he were talking next to you and anticipating your questions from what he has said. He draws on an impressive knowledge of several disciplines to help you understand what he is experiencing – concerns and delights – and so you feel you are on the journey with him. Such is the effect of this book, I have now planned my first visit to Iceland. Definitely ‘a must read’. So, without any hesitation, here is my vote.

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Charles Moseley, author of Latitude North

People’s Book Prize

We’re pleased to tell you that two IndieBooks books*, King’s Company and Latitude North, have been selected for the People’s Book Prize this Autumn.

For any fans out there, please help support our authors Jessamy and Charles by registering and voting, or sharing wherever possible! Copies are available from our website for all those who are yet to have the pleasure of reading either title. blacklogotm

* and they are running in separate categories so feel free to vote for both!

Shadows in the Bookshop

Our highly anticipated anthology ‘Shadows on the Fens’  will be launched at 7pm on  Friday 30th September at Waterstones in Cambridge, accompanied by Autumn Nightmares– a special event celebrating the ghost story tradition in East Anglia.

Many great writers have set their finest ghostly tales in Norfolk, Lincolnshire, Cambridgeshire and Suffolk, and over 20 of these are contained in this anthology. Several of these tales have not been available for many years.

The anthology features three new stories too. These include Black Shuck the Devil’s Dog, by Piers Warren, who is the winner of a special competition we held with the Eastern Daily Press to find a local writer who is carrying on the region’s famous tradition of the ghost story.

Tickets for Autumn Nightmares are £4 (redeemable against the purchase of the book) and are now on sale from Waterstones’ Cambridge store and on its website.  Tel: 01223 351 688

This event, only really suitable for adult audiences, will feature actor Richard Holliss in the persona of M.R. James. (Montague Rhodes James was a distinguished academic who was based at King’s College Cambridge, and the author of what are regarded as the finest ghost stories in the English language). Author Piers Warren, and actor Robin Watson, who recently triumphed in a production of The Dresser, will be joining him to read a selection of stories with accompanying sound effects etc.

Autumn Nightmares – An Evening of East Anglian Ghost Stories. Halloween comes early this year when on September 30th, at Waterstones in Cambridge, the launch of Shadows on the Fens, Wayne Adrian Drew’s anthology of new and classic ghostly tales, will be marked by a very special event. Please be aware that there will be low levels of lighting and ghostly sound effects at this chilling theatrical series of readings designed only for adult audiences.

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