The kind of criticism every writer needs After a great day’s workshopping in Oxford, I was quite surprised to get my ‘free read’ from The Literary Consultancy this morning, because I had more or less forgotten about it. Actually, to speak completely accurately, I remembered it on Thursday, and then forget it totally in the […]

As many of you know, I’m deeply interested in the writing of Jill Dawson, and so when I discovered she was part of a new mentoring scheme called Gold Dust, I asked her if she’d delve into it a little for me. In the period between sending my questions to Jill and getting the answers […]

Posted by on Jan 31, 2009 in Jill Dawson, new novels, novel review | No Comments

Novel Review: The Great Lover Sometimes reviewing books can be a solitary and frightening experience. When I ordered The Great Lover, I knew I was taking a risk. I’d first contacted Jill Dawson to tell her how much I’d admired her novels Wild Boy and Fred and Edie, and we’d sort of kept in touch, […]

Posted by on Jan 23, 2009 in Jill Dawson, new novels, rupert brooke | 2 Comments

Something for the weekend …? Definitely so, for me. Jill Dawson’s latest novel, The Great Lover, has just been published in hardback and my copy awaits me, on the coffee table in the living room, where I shall spend a lot of the weekend curled up, reading it. I have always found Jill’s work to […]

Tag, tag, tag … First, and most interestingly, the excellent Sandra Scoppettone tagged me with this exercise, which is to promote books of recent publication that might be sliding from the public eye. It was the brainchild of Patti Abbot and I think it’s a great idea. My choice is a novel by Jill Dawson, […]