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    This deft and moving debut offers more than Seventies nostalgia

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    i-newspaper

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    Remarkably assured…shrewdly observed…pitch-perfect

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    The Independent

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    A new novelist whose next book you are already impatient to read

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    The Guardian

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    Boldly plotted and confidently executed, its momentum maintained to the end

     

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    Daily Mail

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    The genius of this novel is the gentle way that the mysteries of the narrative unfold, fully immersing you in the story… it has a heart and soul

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    We Love This Book

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    Nostalgic and moving

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    Woman and Home

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    The suspense simply builds and builds

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    Essentials

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    Jubilee is an assured debut by a writer of great promise. It’s a sharply-written account of the birth pangs of multicultural Britain

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    Marcel Theroux

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    So compelling that I couldn’t put it down. This is an exceptional, arresting novel

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    Clare Morrall

Shelley's latest news

In-Between Days 1st, October 2014

Robert Smith

I’m living in that magical transition between books, a period I fantasised over and over again when the writing got tough in Vigilante. Between books is a wonderful time. You can justify a moment of pride at finishing the last one, a bit of air-punching, (continue reading)

Thirst 18th, July 2014

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I’m so excited to have Kerry Hudson guesting on my blog today. The genius behind the Womentoring Project, her debut novel Tony Hogan Bought Me An Ice Cream Float Before He Stole My Ma won the Scottish First Book award and was nominated for a (continue reading)

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Literary Leg-Up: a tutored retreat, 24 – 26 April 2015 24th, April 2015

Welcome to my website, where you can find out a bit more about me, or about my debut novel Jubilee. If you’d like to come to an event you’ll find a list here, and if you’d like to get in touch, that would be brilliant – there’s a contact form right here. I blog from time to time about anything that takes my fancy, bookish or otherwise. Alternatively, you could follow me on Twitter, where I’ll keep you updated with literary insights such as how many cups of tea I’ve had so far today, and what’s on Radio 4.

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