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FLIGHT – the book trailer

We are delighted to share the new book trailer for Flight, created by the talented Natalie Miller with hauntingly beautiful music by Aidan O’Brien.  Awe-inspiring landscape provided by the North Cornwall coast …

Video by Natalie Miller Photography / Music by Aidan O’Brien / 2015

FLIGHT Book Group Reading Guide now available

Flight Reading GuideLots of you have been asking when the Book Group Reading Guide for Isabel’s new novel Flight will be available … well here it is!

It’s not long now until Flight hits the bookshelves – newbooks magazine reviewers have already given it 5 out of 5 as a book club read – we hope you’ll agree.  Click on the image to download the guide.

Happy reading!

Hurry Up and Wait – iTunes Free eBook of the Week

HUAW Book of Week 2015We’re pleased to announce that Hurry Up and Wait by Isabel Ashdown has been selected as the Apple iTunes Free eBook of the Week … currently at #1 in the iTunes book chart!

‘This vivid evocation of life in 1985 is a fine second book from a writer who first won The Mail On Sunday novel competition’ – Daily Mail

Fowey Festival of Words and Music, 2015

Isabel Ashdown Cornwall 2014This May, Isabel Ashdown will be a speaker at the Fowey Festival of Words and Music in Cornwall, where she’ll be talking about the Cornish locations and influences behind her novel Flight.

The Festival is inspired by the author Daphne du Maurier, who spent a large part of her life in and around Fowey, where she took inspiration from her surroundings and created a rich literary legacy of titles set in the Cornish landscape.  The Festival continues to include a strand of du Maurier themed events from walks showcasing the inspiration behind the author’s stories to book readings and debates.

This year’s festival promises an array of fascinating speakers, including author of The Memory Book, Rowan Coleman, best-selling novelist Patrick Gale and discussing her latest book, I Do Not Sleep, Judy Finnigan with Richard Madeley.

For more information and tickets, please click here.

Charroux Literary Festival, 2015

cropped-isabel-ashdown-by-natalie-miller-2014-1-crop-website-header.jpgIsabel is delighted to be speaking at the first Charroux Literary Festival in 2015, where she will share her latest novel Flight, and talk about her route into writing.

Author Susie Kelly has agreed to be the Patron of the Charroux Literary Festival which will take place in the beautiful medieval town of Charroux in the Vienne region of South West France on 27-29 August 2015.  Speaking from her home in the Vienne Susie said, ‘I am delighted to be the Patron of the Charroux Literary Festival.  Living in the area, and writing about it has provided me with a close connection to the place, the people and the culture.  Whether your interest lie in fiction, poetry, history or even song writing, we hope you will find something of interest at this delightful festival in a stunning corner of France.’

The festival will bring together French and English speaking authors and writers.  A full programme of events and speakers will be published in the spring of 2015.  Watch this space for further details!

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Badger and Willow – the winning names!

PAT photoCongratulations to Caroline Fisher and Gillian Fox, who have come up with names for the two dachshunds in my new novel Flight.

Naturally, Leonard the Resident Dachshund helped to choose the winning entries and we are delighted with them … Badger and Willow.  Caroline and Gillian will each receive a full set of signed books, and see their chosen names in print when Flight releases next May.

Thanks to everyone who entered!