Sunday, March 22, 2009

Presenting my new book






At last I have my new story in its finished form. What a pleasure to have in my hands the published book, set out in a neat, tidy form, no longer the dogeared heap of papers the A4 version had turned into.

Now there is another splendid cover by David Young, which makes it plain the story is set in Bath. It was fun to walk the streets there to check the time needed for Greg and the girls to get around town to the Assembly Rooms or the Pump Room. And of course, I'm so fascinated by the scene in Jane Austen's Persuasion where Anne and Captain Wentworth spend ages going up the Gravel Walk that I send my hero and heroine along there too, in homage.

In All Honour is set in 1812 and tells the further adventures of Greg Thatcham. At the end of The Wild Card he was left with a broken heart. It was just not possible to leave such a splendid character like that, however. Life has forced many changes on Greg but he is not the man to refuse a challenge.

In All Honour is published on 31st March.

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13 comments:

Jan Jones said...

Looking forward to reading it, Beth. And it is a very nice cover indeed!

margaret blake said...

Looks smashing, Beth. And David has created a wonderful cover too.
Good luck,

Margaret Muir said...

It sure seems a long time from putting those first words on paper to holding the published work in your hand.
And I believe, it is getting harder and harder even for good writers to get into print.
I agree, Beth, it a moment worth savouring.
Congratualtion and enjoy.
Marg Muir

Beth Elliott said...

Yes, from the first enthusiastic drafting to the finished book does seem a long stretch. And even so, I see so much I could have done differently. But I'm very fond of Greg. Tomorrow I'm off to Bath again, with a Turkish cousin who's over. She wants to savour the atmosphere there and has vowed she'll drink a full glass of the waters....
Beth

Elizabeth Hanbury said...

Congratulations, Beth :) It looks wonderful and David's produced another great cover. Enjoy your day in Bath tomorrow. Er, I hope your cousin likes the waters!!!

Mick Parker said...

Well done, Beth. Congratulations! I think the art work is so important too.

Mick

Loren Teague said...

Beth, it looks a fabulous story. And yes, the cover is lovely.
Well done! Bring out the champagne...Wishing you lots of success. Loren

Monica Fairview said...

Love the tribute to Jane Auten, Beth! I'm sure it'll be a lovely book, like your first...

Javier said...

Congratulations on your new book! It must feel wonderful to see the whole thing as an entity with a personality of its own!

Nice blog! have a great week!

Beth Elliott said...

Monica, wouldn't it have been wonderful to actually hear Jane Austen think out loud?

Thanks,Javier, yes, I smile when I see that beautiful book.

Mick Parker said...

I used to live in Bath many years ago. Young and married with one son. We lived halfway up the hill and used to walk everywhere (no car). One day my wife and I were coming back from a walk when we saw a van run out of control, coming out of a side street and crashing into the railings around the Assembly Rooms. I ran over and helped an elderly, Salvation Army lady who had been in the van. Her Captain was further up the hill from where she had been thrown out of the van. She had left the handbrake off, the van started rolling away and she tried to stop it. No serious injuries to anybody though, but a few scrapes on the cars as the van careered down the hill.

Mick

Beth Elliott said...

That was spectacular, Mick!It could be a useful item for another story... replacing car with cart.
Beth

Mick Parker said...

Be my guest, Beth.

Mick