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Francis Wheen & Julia Jones
Things are looking up - Goldenray clear and loaned to Claudia Myatt for the summer, Peter Duck in the water and ready for adventure, first draft of new sailing novel complete. Much revision needed and I'm not sure about the title yet. Time to tidy the website?? Possibly. Or the house - unlikely.(Julia) Do visit facebook pages for more regular updates Francis is making some progress with the novel that was destroyed in the fire last year. Let's hope his luck has turned.
The Adventures of Margery Allingham is now available as an ebook and The Salt-Stained Book has won an award!
Fifty Years in the Fiction Factory: the working life of Herbert Allingham by Julia Jones (1.10.2012)ISBN 9781899262076 price £17.99 (ebook £7.99) has now been favourably reviewed in the Church Times, the Oldie, the Review of Children's Books History, the TLS and History Today. All still to be put on the site but readable via Facebook (usually).
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Ghosting Home (2.7.2012) was LOVE READING 4 KIDS BOOK OF THE MONTH in July and has recently been reviewed in the School Librarian
"The Strong Winds trilogy has the style, spirit, sense of fun and sheer adventure of the classic Arthur Ransome novels which inspired it" says AMANDA CRAIG, novelist and children's book reviewer for The Times
The Salt-Stained Book was published 16.6.2011 9781899262045 (also available in e-editions)
THE OAKEN HEART was launched on Thursday March 3rd 2011 at the opening ceremony of the Essex Book Festival. Ronald Blythe finds the book "astonishing". Read his Foreword now - and a marvellous appreciation by Simon Heffer in the Sunday Telegraph.
Jackie Wilkin, literary editor of the WI Life magazine, made The Oaken Heart her 'Book of the Year'.
Francis Wheen is working on a Victorian mystery novel which will be published by Fourth Estate.
His previous book was Strange Days Indeed - UK paperback published by Fourth Estate (2010)
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Julia is a member of the Authors Electric group