When Lissa Byrne inherits her grandfather’s house in the Malvern Hills, the hostility of disappointed relatives seems like trouble enough. The old man’s dying plea for her forgiveness is a mystery that Lissa cannot begin to solve.
Her cousin’s arrival forces her to think again. Kit Pevensey, her first love and once her closest friend, has been gone for five years and has regrets of his own; but their grandfather wrote to Kit just before he died, with a warning that Lissa is in danger.
As Lissa and Kit try to rebuild their relationship, events draw them ever deeper into their family’s troubled history. The race is on, from the Malvern Hills to the snow-swept coast of West Wales, to unearth the story of a lost generation before it’s too late; for the past can do worse than haunt your dreams and betray your most treasured memories.
Black Pear Press are delighted to announce that the anthology of short stories by entrants to the Evesham Festival of Words competition, is now available here.
Evesham Festival of Words took place in 2016 for the first time. It aimed to offer something to writers, poets, book lovers, and all those who are passionate about words, whether written, spoken or sung. The Short Story Competition was, and will continue to be, an important part of the Festival and the organisers have been absolutely delighted with the response, both in terms of number and quality of entries. If you entered and weren’t shortlisted this year, there is always next year. Meanwhile, keep on writing!
The anthology of short stories is available directly from Black Pear Press:
Non UK postage:
or from Amazon (UK paperback) and as an eBook: Amazon Kindle
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First place in the BPP Short Story Competition 2016 goes to Anne Wilson with, ‘On the Day of the Dead’
In second place Graeme Hall with, ‘The Photographer.’
Congratulations to both prize winners.
Anthology news will be announced here soonest.
‘We did it for the best. We didn’t know. May God forgive us.’
With lines like this, it is no wonder that of Echo of Bells made Black Pear Press’s readers’ selection for publication. The novelist, Jill Todd, provides a thrilling story, full of twists and turns, that is bound to delight readers and keep them guessing.
The past is waiting…
The past will find you…
The past can kill.
Jill Todd’s chilling psychological thriller is now available direct from Black Pear Press.
The judges are pleased to announce the short list for the BPP Short Story Competition 2016. Congratulations to those short listed below in alphabetical order. Commiserations to all other entrants – better luck next time.
More news soon!
The Scent Of Apples Natasha Bland
Gerard Butler’s Chest Rebecca Burns
Not With A Bang Ellen Evers
Soaring Nicole Fitton
Bare Bones Grace Haddon
The Photographer Graeme Hall
Cromwell And The Fools Elizabeth Hopkinson
Six Decades Of Savouring Stephanie Hutton
On The Day Of The Dead Anne Wilson
Eva’s Eden Katy Wimhurst