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Orion Modern & Contemporary Pb March £7.99 320pp 978 1 409 6844 7 ebook: £7.99 / 978 1 4091 6845 4 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6864 5 / 9 hours

CATHERINE RObINSON Forging On a warm and hilarious debut novel about a trainee farrier navigating his first year as an apprentice in the yorkshire Dales.

When Will – soon unwillingly christened ‘Posh Lad’ – starts a years’ apprenticeship with Stanley Lampitt, he expects horses, fresh air and a solid training in forge-work. He’s not quite prepared for Stanley’s method of teaching, though – how can you learn when your boss is constantly insulting and trying to maim you? but it’s because of this unique approach that Will learns a whole lot more than what it is to be a good farrier, including how not to woo a girl and how to avoid being bitten by a psychopathic Jack Russell. Full of warmth and dry Yorkshire humour, this is perfect for fans of Countryfile and James Herriott’s All Creatures Great and Small.

Catherine robinson lives with her husband in Lancashire, where she has always lived, and where (when not teaching or writing) she has raised a son, farmed a small flock of Derbyshire Gritstone sheep, and bred horses.

Orion Sagas Hb April £19.99 400pp 978 1 4091 6486 9 ebook: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6488 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6497 5 / 9 hours kITTY DANTON Evie’s victory

The third instalment in Evie’s Dartmoor Chronicles, perfect for fans of katie Flynn, Maureen lee and kitty Neale.

The story that began with Evie’s War and Evie’s Allies continues with Evie’s Victory. Primary school teacher Evie has already been faced with dilemmas of the heart and difficulty in the classroom but will she get the happy ending she deserves?

kitty Danton combines an in-depth knowledge of the period with a warm narrative voice, to hit the sweet spot of the saga market.

kitty Danton was born and grew up in Devon, where her books are set. She spent time as a news journalist and a mature student before working in publishing.

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Orion Fiction • March / April 2017