Wednesday, 9 May 2012

The Gilded Lily in my Mailbox.

Late this afternoon, an advanced reading copy of Dee Swift's THE GILDED LILY arrived at my house in Texas. The cover art is alive with beautiful detail. Two women wearing lace stand with their backs to one another. But it's what between the covers that counts. Dinner was delayed as I read page after page, the story of Sadie and Ella taking me to the world of Westmorland and then to London in 1660. Hunger pains did eventually force me to put the novel down (why oh why does work have to interfere with pleasure?), but I'm itching to get back to it. THE GILDED LADY will be released in September and without a doubt, it'll be a hit. Many congratulations, Dee. Job well done.

5 comments:

Tim Stretton said...

Excellent news, Ann. I enjoyed The Lady's Slipper and am looking forward to this one too!

Aliya Whiteley said...

Yes, me too!

Eliza Graham said...

Definitely one to look out for!

Len Tyler said...

Sounds great. I'm looking forward to reading it.

Deborah Swift said...

Hi Ann, it is weird to think it is taking its baby steps out into the big wide world, and that now it must live its own life without any help from me.
Thanks for your lovely comments everyone.

For those that haven't seen it, an interview with Eliza about the excellent The History Room is on my blog www.deborahswift.blogspot.com