Friday, 17 October 2014

Website Shorts (2)

I wonder if you know that The Housemaid's Daughter has a website? No? Read on.

These days, it's not enough simply to write a book! Readers want to know the background to the story, what inspired the author, and what is special about the setting. I know that I would have loved to go behind the scenes of some of my favourite books/authors of the past... Daphne du Maurier, Gustave Flaubert, Nevil Shute...

On the website you'll find the family history that spurred me to write the novel, the geography and geology of the Karoo region of South Africa where the action takes place, the music that becomes Ada's signature piece - in fact, you can listen to a recording of the haunting Raindrop Prelude at the same time.

There's also an update on the latest published translations, and a variety of media articles and pictures from my travels to promote the book in the UK, South Africa, Canada and further afield.

Have a glance at the comments from readers, and see what the reviewers say, from the likes of National Geographic and USA TODAY right through to Bookworm Ink. And do have a listen to some of the radio interviews, especially the hilarious one with Sue Grant Marshall on Radio Today!

Nip onto and see what you find!

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