I’m thrilled to reveal the hardback cover for my second novel SONG OF THE SEA MAID:
The novel tells the story of an C18th orphan girl who becomes a scientist and makes a remarkable discovery. Here’s the blurb:
Rich, evocative second novel from the author of THE VISITORS: ‘Beautifully written… wonderful stuff.’ – Sarah Broadhurst,The Bookseller.
In the 18th century, Dawnay Price is an anomaly. An educated foundling, a woman of science in a time when such things are unheard-of, she overcomes her origins to become a natural philosopher.
Against the conventions of the day, and to the alarm of her male contemporaries, she sets sail to Portugal to develop her theories. There she makes some startling discoveries – not only in an ancient cave whose secrets hint at a previously undiscovered civilisation, but also in her own heart. The siren call of science is powerful, but as war approaches she finds herself pulled in another direction by feelings she cannot control.
You can find out more about the book by visiting my Pinterest board:
and if you’d like to buy your copy and have it signed by the author in June, please come to the book launch at Waterstones Lincoln High Street on Saturday 20th June 3-5 pm. There will be live music, drinks, nibbles, authors, reviewers, readers, a reading and a speech, and of course copies of the beautiful hardback itself for sale. The event is public, so all are welcome – bring yourself, your friends and your family!
A huge thank you to Hodder & Stoughton design team for doing such a beautiful job.
SONG OF THE SEA MAID is published in hardback and e-book on 18th June 2015 by Hodder & Stoughton.