Orion Saga HB July £12.99 388pp 978 1 4091 4066 5 eBook: £12.99 / 978 1 4091 4067 2
MAUREEN LEE Violet’s Children
A powerful, heart-warming new novel from the Queen of Saga Fiction and winner of the Romantic Novel of the Year Award. Maureen’s warm, vividly drawn characters will quickly lead you into the heart of the story, set in postwar Liverpool, and you won’t be able to leave until you’ve turned the very last page. Love, loss, heartache and close ties with friends and neighbours as well as extended family recreate a bygone world where everyone knows your name. • After the War is Over (2012) went straight into the Sunday Times bestseller list at No. 4, selling over 100,000 copies in paperback alone. • Maureen Lee won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for Dancing in the Dark. Maureen Lee’s award-winning novels – she has written more than twenty – appear regularly on the Sunday Times Top 10 bestseller list. Maureen was born in Bootle and now lives in Colchester. Her many novels include Lights Out Liverpool, The Girl from Barefoot House, Lime Street Blues, The September Girls, A Dream Come True (Quick Read), Mother of Pearl, Flora and Grace and The Kelly Sisters.
Location: Colchester Available for interview www.maureenlee.co.uk f/ Maureen-Lee-Books
Orion Fiction • July 2016
Orion General & Literary TPB July £13.99 512pp 978 1 4091 4254 6 eBook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 4255 3 Audio: £18.99 / 978 1 4091 6034 2 / 12 hrs
LESLEY LOKKO The Debutante
A richly captivating family drama that sweeps us from the 1930s to the present day, spinning a story of sisters and long-held secrets 1936, Chalfont Hall, Dorset. As the dressmaker puts the last pins in her dress, thirteen-year-old Kit is wondering why she has to go through the charade of seeing her sister Lily presented at Court. Kit knows that her sister’s place on the social scene is guaranteed, and as the door to a life of parties and eligible young men opens for Lily, Kit must make do with tiptoeing around the gallery of Chalfont, eavesdropping on the grown-ups’ conversations. But the arrival one evening of a distinctly German visitor sets in motion a chain of events that none of the family could have anticipated. Years later, the aftershock of events will be felt by a new generation . . . Lesley Lokko trained as an architect, but always dreamed of writing. Her eight novels include Sundowners, Saffron Skies, Bitter Chocolate, Rich Girl Poor Girl, One Secret Summer, A Private Affair and Little White Lies.
Location: Edinburgh Available for interview www.lesleylokko.com f/ lesleylokkoauthor