Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Our Beautiful Child is available now!

Congratulations Annalisa!

For no reason whatsoever, Annalisa thought it would be fun to answer some of the questions that Jackie magazine asked the stars of the day (the example she's found is from 1984 – and the victim was Johnny Marr from The Smiths). She will be answering one question on each of the random blogs taking part!

Question: Nickname?

Annalisa's answer: At school, I was called Olive Oyl and Mona (after Mona Lisa).

And my answer: There are so many, but my family called me chicken. At school the names were a lot meaner, like fatty and big boobs...the list goes on.

“The Boathouse collects misfits. Strange solitary creatures that yearn for contact with the outside world, but not too much. They sit, glass in hand, either staring at the table in front of them, or at some distant point on the horizon.” 

… so says the narrator of Our Beautiful Child. And he’s been around long enough to know.

People end up in this town almost by accident. Ella is running away from her nightmares, Sally is running away from the memories of previous boyfriends and Rona is running away from university. Each of them seek sanctuary in the 18th century pub, The Boathouse; but in fact, that’s where their troubles begin.

Ella finds love, a moment too late; Rona discovers a beautiful ability which needs refining before she gets hurt; and Sally meets the captivating Murray, who threatens to ruin everything.

Three women. Three stories. One pub.

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19 comments :

  1. Aw, Chicken is cute. I probably had some mean nicknames from school that I've chosen to forget :-) Thanks for sharing my book today!

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    1. First of all, CONGRATULATIONS and second, it was my pleasure. I am willing to help anytime.

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  2. Congratulations to Annalisa! Her book is burning up the blogosphere!
    I really LOVE the sound of this story...

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  3. It's so nice to see Annalisa's book everywhere. I really like the cover!

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    1. Thanks Sherry - I've been so lucky with all the help I've had over the past couple of weeks :-)

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  4. Congrats to Annalisa - sounds like an intriguing story!! :)

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    1. It wasn't, but I got used to it really quick.

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    2. In UK it would definitely be a term of endearment :-)

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  6. Congrats Annalisa - the book definitely has caught my attention. :)

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  7. I love Mona as a nickname. Very cool. Yay for Annalisa!

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  8. Mona is a great nickname.

    Mine was Einstein. Not really always meant as a compliment, but there you go. ;-P

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    1. Not meant as a compliment, but you could definitely take it as one ;-)

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