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‘A Place For Us’ – (Part One) by Harriet Evans

So as not to show any spoilers I have not included a synopsis, however, if you want to find out more about the story, just click on the book image, or to read more about both book and author go here.

If you don’t really want to read any major spoilers, then you can tease yourself a little more, by reading the first few lines of the story … here.

‘”Works” sounds so grand, doesn’t it? Oh, everything. I started off doing pastiches, watercolours, copying famous paintings. Used to sell them in Hyde Park on a Sunday. But latterly it was more … woodcuts. Prints. Nature and nurture.’ Sun flickered into the room, reflected off a plane high, high above, and her green eyes flashed hazel-gold. ‘But it was a long time ago. And having children isn’t conducive to being the next Picasso, you know.’

She stopped as though recalling something. ‘Anyway. She’s out in India now and she really has made a difference. The area where she helped build the school in Cherthala has equal attendance rates for girls and boys now, and last year we – she, I should say, she did it all – raised enough money to ensure every school in the area is on the mains system for water. It’ll save about five thousand lives a year. It’s things like that – she’s very driven, when she gets the idea in her head, you see.’

Paperback Edition Pages 66 and 67

As this was a Goodreads ‘First Reads’ competition win, a complimentary paperback copy of ‘A Place For Us’ Part One, The Invitation, was sent to me by author Harriet Evans and publisher Headline Publishing Group.

This will in no way influence any comments I may express about the book, in any blog articles I may post. Any thoughts or comments will be my own personal opinion and I am in no way being monetarily compensated for this, or any other article.


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