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Rowan Coleman at Purbeck Literary Festival

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 22nd February 2017

Afternoon tea, stunning views across a windswept sea and a captivating talk by a bestselling author. How could I resist the chance to hear Rowan Coleman talk about her books at the Purbeck Literary Festival this week? If you haven’t discovered Rowan’s books yet you really should. She combines a compelling style with powerful narratives that don’t shy away from difficult subjects. In the past she’s written about domestic abuse ...keep reading

Friday book review – The Memory Book

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 31st January 2014

No one could accuse Rowan Coleman of shying away from difficult subjects in her novels. Her last book, Dearest Rose, tackled domestic abuse, and her new one, The Memory Book, features a mother in her early 40s who develops early onset Alzheimer’s. Dementia is usually associated with the elderly but in the UK there are more than 17,000 people with dementia under the age of 65 – a third of ...keep reading

The RoNA Awards – winners include Katie Fforde, Jenny Colgan and Rowan Coleman

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 27th February 2013

This was the first year in ages that I didn’t get to the Romantic Novelists’ Association’s RoNA awards bash – and I’m really fed up about missing it. The RoNA awards celebrate the very best in romantic fiction and the party is always fun and ultra-glamorous. The champagne flows, you get to meet some of the best writers, publishers and agents in the business and RNA members’ shoes (from sky-high ...keep reading