Isabel Ashdown’s Top 5 Women on the Run

We Love This Book, July '11This month Isabel writes for We Love This Book, sharing her Top 5 Women on the Run in fiction.

In my latest novel Flight, a happily married young mother wins the lottery – and runs away. Wren simply disappears, giving up her old connected life in favour of a new solitary one on the coast of North Cornwall. What she seeks, ultimately, is peace; peace, freedom, quiet, space to be alone… Haven’t we all felt this desire at some time or other?  Read more …

FLIGHT Launch Photos

Flight got off to a flying start with a lively book launch hosted by Waterstones in Chichester this week.  It was strictly standing room only with Isabel’s friends, family and readers coming together to celebrate the release of her new novel on 21st May.  More events will follow over the coming weeks, but for now, here are a few photographs from launch night:

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.