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April news

April has brought us a groundswell of support for Sharon Blackie’s If Women Rose Rooted. She has had fantastic online reviews on Dancing in the Mist and This Hatchett Green, as well as on Amazon and Goodreads. A few quotes:

‘If Women Rose Rooted isn’t an easy read in places, and profoundly beautiful in others. There were moments when I gasped in recognition and found myself moved to tears by the beauty of her words’ Liaithlus, Dancing in the Mist

‘It is in the closing section of her book that I find the clearest expression of what for a lifetime I have been personally looking for’ Eóin Macaoidh, The Hatchett Green

‘You cannot read this book and be unchanged by it.’ Amazon review

‘I am inspired to be greater. What could be better than that.’ Amazon review

‘I couldn’t put this book down – truly stirring and powerful.’ Amazon review

‘I truly recommend this book to all who search for sense and strength in history and myth of female heroines (that we all are).’ Goodreads review

Sharon has written a blog for Caught by the River about her love of bogs, and she will be speaking about Celtic women at Swindon’s Literary Festival on 8 May.

You can also see Angela Kiss, author of February’s How to be an Alien in England, at the Swindon Literary Festival, on 9 May.

And looking forward to July, forthcoming title Shopped by Emily Stott has had a wonderful Editor’s Choice write up in the Bookseller:

Shopped review