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Julia Ibbotson

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March 15

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Julia loves nothing better than curling up with a good book - and of course writing at her antique desk overlooking her garden. Find her at http://www.juliaibbotsonauthor.com

An author and academic, Julia also loves travelling, cooking for family and friends, country walks, swimming, choral singing, yoga and pilates.

Her debut novel, Drumbeats, is the first of a trilogy, and is the story of love and tragedy set in 1960s West Africa against the backdrop of civil war. She has just published the second book in the series, Walking in the Rain. The third and last is due later in 2016.

Her current WIP is called A Shape on the Air, a historical/romance time-slip to the Dark Ages.

She has also published her first children's book. Called S.C.A.R.S, it
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Julia Ibbotson The sequel to Drumbeats: called Walking in the Rain. This one's set in the 1980s but flashbacks to the 1970s, and continues Jess's story from the…moreThe sequel to Drumbeats: called Walking in the Rain. This one's set in the 1980s but flashbacks to the 1970s, and continues Jess's story from the point where Drumbeats left off.(less)
Julia Ibbotson I spent some time in Ghana, West Africa, many years ago, working as a teacher and nurse in the bush villages and always wanted to write about it. This…moreI spent some time in Ghana, West Africa, many years ago, working as a teacher and nurse in the bush villages and always wanted to write about it. This novel, Drumbeats, is the first of a trilogy and is set in the mid-1960s, which is a period I find fascinating. I wanted to write a romance/contemporary novel but one which makes the reader think about a number of issues. There's joy, but also danger and tragedy as the young character Jess faces up to adult life and her new experiences in Africa. Why do the drumbeats haunt her dreams? Can she ever escape her past?(less)
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S.C.A.R.S

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Drumbeats

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For a short time, the second of my Drumbeats trilogy, Walking in the Rain, will be available from Endeavour Press in ebook version for only 99p. Hurry while this lasts. The first in the series, Drumbeats, is still available from Amazon. The last novel in the trilogy, Finding Jess, will be out later in the year.
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“I now understand when people say the world stands still. Everything stops, yet I am aware of the activity around us.”
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“Books are mirrors: you only see in them what you already have inside you.”
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“I now understand when people say the world stands still. Everything stops, yet I am aware of the activity around us.”
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CUSTOMER: Yes, the diary.
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CUSTOMER: Really?
BOOKSELLER: Yes... She really dies at the end – that’s why the diary finishes. She was taken to a concentration camp.
CUSTOMER: Oh... that’s terrible.
BOOKSELLER: Yes, it was awful -
CUSTOMER: I mean, it’s such a shame, you know? She was such a good writer.”
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