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Orion Sagas Hb / Pb April £19.99 320pp 978 1 4091 7010 5 / 978 1 4091 7011 2 ebook: £6.99 / 978 1 4091 7012 9 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 7013 6 / 8 hours

FIONA FORD The Spark Girls

The first in a heartwarming series of wartime sagas from a talented new voice.

The Spark Girls tells the story of kitty Williams, a courageous young woman who has suffered her fair share of tragedy but is determined to do her part in the battle against Hitler.

keen to step up her own war effort, kitty leaves her home town of Coventry to join the Auxiliary Territorial Service, where she finds new friends in Di, Peggy and Mary, but also new obstacles to overcome in her professional and personal life.

Full of wartime adventure, romance and heartbreak, The Spark Girls is perfect for fans of katie Flynn and Lily baxter.

Fiona Ford is a national journalist with fifteen years’ experience on the women’s weeklies and monthlies. The Spark Girls is her first novel.

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Location: Reading, berkshire Available for interview www.fionaford.co.uk T: @Fionajourno

Orion Modern & Contemporary TPb April £13.99 304pp 978 1 4091 5991 9 ebook: £13.99 / 978 1 4091 5993 3 Audio: £19.99 / 978 1 4091 6164 6 / 10 hours

FANNY bLAkE Learning to Fly a gorgeous, warm and witty new novel from Fanny Blake.

Caro has just turned 61 and is nursing a bruised heart after the end of her marriage. Her children are grown, her career is unfulfilling, and her once busy family home feels huge and quiet. but then Caro meets Damir, a younger man with a tragic history, and the chemistry between them is electric. As Caro and Damir fall deeper in love, can they let go of their pasts and embrace a new future together?

Irresistibly uplifting and romantic, Learning To Fly is a story about how life and love can still surprise you, even when you least expect it.

‘Blake’s beat is middle-aged, middle-class family life gone wrong and here’s her best one yet . . . wryly perceptive, excellently plotted and packed with telling lifestyle detail’ Daily Mail

‘a fabulous page-turner’ Prima

Fanny Blake was a publisher for many years, editing both fiction and non-fiction before becoming a freelance journalist and writer. She is also books Editor of Woman & Home magazine.

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Location: London N1 Available for interview www.fannyblake.co.uk T: @fannyblake1

Orion Fiction • April 2017