I am Heath­cliff cu­rated by Kate Mosse

Devon Life - - Upfront - By Jill Treseder by Mal Peet by Emily Hauser

This book was com­mis­sioned for Emily Brontё’s bi­cen­te­nary year in 2018. Cu­rated by Kate Mosse, the col­lec­tion com­prises 16 in­di­vid­ual sto­ries from mod­ern day, highly tal­ented au­thors. Each stand-alone chap­ter, in­spired by Wuther­ing Heights, has shades of Cathy, Heath­cliff, love and pain. There is an ex­cel­lent con­tri­bu­tion in the form of a mur­der mys­tery at a high school mu­si­cal penned by crime writer So­phie Han­nah, known in­ter­na­tion­ally for the first new Her­cule Poirot mys­ter­ies since Agatha Christie’s death. Pub­lished by The Bor­ough Press an im­print of Harper­collins. Hard­back £12.99


Be­gin­ning in Bu­da­pest, this is cer­tainly com­pelling read­ing. For those not fa­mil­iar with this time in Hun­gar­ian his­tory and pol­i­tics, Jill deftly sets the scene and con­veys the hor­ror of the 1956 revo­lu­tion as sis­ters Katalin and Marika flee their home­land.

Set­tling into life in Eng­land is far from easy for the girls with un­der­ly­ing fam­ily re­la­tion­ship prob­lems and the fact their fa­ther is a wanted man. This is Jill’s fourth novel. Her writ­ing room over­looks the River Dart. Pub­lished by Sil­ver­wood Books. Pa­per­back £9.99

Mr God­ley’s Phan­tom

One of the first books I re­viewed for Devon Life was The Murd­stone Tril­ogy. This was sup­posed to be Mal’s last – he died in 2015.

How­ever, much to my de­light, he had fin­ished Mr God­ley’s Phan­tom be­fore he left us. It’s as bril­liant as his oth­ers and so typ­i­cal of Mal. Only he could meld a crime novel, a ghost story, a book about shell shock... oh bless you Mal for the plea­sure you’ve given to read­ers world­wide.

For The Im­mor­tal

In the fi­nale of the ac­claimed Golden Ap­ple tril­ogy, Emily tri­umphs in mak­ing mythol­ogy so read­able and ac­ces­si­ble.

In this book, Ad­mete, daugh­ter of the king of Tiryns, joins Her­cules on one of his leg­endary twelve labours, and so be­gins one of the great­est heroic tales. An award­win­ning clas­si­cist, Emily lives in Devon and is a Lec­turer in Clas­sics at the Univer­sity of Ex­eter. She’s won mul­ti­ple awards in­clud­ing the Univer­sity of Cam­bridge Chan­cel­lor’s Medal (Mary Beard was her tu­tor). Pub­lished by Dou­ble­day. Hard­back £18.99

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