Elisabeth Standen
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Remembering Elisabeth Standen

We were very sorry to hear that Elisabeth Standen died this week. Elisabeth had been a regular at Novel Nights since it started and her …

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Book Review: The Silent Treatment

What a love story. The concept for this book is clever.  A middle aged couple don’t speak to each other for six months, despite loving …

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Book Review of To Tell You the Truth

To Tell You the Truth by Gilly Macmillan is a witty, layered novel with a professional crime writer as protagonist. This peep behind the curtain …

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The Novel Nights Book Club – watch again

Our book club supports authors who are being published during lockdown. We chat about the books from a writer’s point of view.  Listen again  Buy …

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Anna Vaught on her novel, Saving Lucia

Novel Nights interviews Anna Vaught, whose third novel, Saving Lucia, was published by Bluemoose Books on the 30th April 2020. Saving Lucia is based on …

Magpie Lane By Lucy Atkins
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Book Review: Magpie Lane by Lucy Atkins

This is a superbly written novel with metaphoric intensity  that is never overdone – ‘lying on her back like a tiny medieval knight on a tomb.’  …

Mimi Thebo 2020

How Do We Find The Right Stories? A blog by Mimi Thebo

Twelve years ago, I dreamed a dejected boy, under a tree, where grassy hills led to a dramatic mountain range. I watched him build his …

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The Penguin Publishing Roadshow came to Bristol

A hot crowded room in the Tobacco Factory in Bristol. A table stacked with novels with a cosy alter-candle arrangement and behind them, Penguin tote …

Author Mel Golding holding her novel Little Darlings

The Novel Nights Podcast

We’ve long wanted to share Novel Nights experience with people who can’t make a live event. In these podcasts authors talk candidly about their writing …

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Novel Competitions 2019

An overview of novel competitions across the UK with closing dates for submissions. Good luck   Competition What they say Closing Date  Website Link    …

Sanjida with her book, One Year Later

Sanjida Kay on her latest novel One Year Later

Two years ago we bought a house in Somerset in a remote, rural location.  We spent the summer camping in the garden and dreaming about …

Michael Loveday and Grace Palmer

Review Writing a Novella-in-Flash & Writers’ Showcase

‘A novella in flash can only be as strong as its weakest story,’ said Michael Loveday the guest author at Novel Nights in May. This …