News: Book Break

untitled (6)Pan Macmillan has started their own web show called Book Break. This exciting new monthly show offers exclusive interviews with authors and book reviews. This months show will be broadcast on Friday and stars Louise Millar and Tim Winton, it can be viewed at Studio TV.
Book Break #5: Featuring  JB Morrison & Louise Millar, Tim Winton and will be broadcast live on
6/6/2014 :: 12:30 BST on Studio TV.

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In episode five of BOOK BREAK, anchored by author Alexandra Heminsley (Running Like a Girl), we are joined by J B Morrisson a hugely successful musician, Tim Winton, two-time Man Booker Prize nominee and Louise Millar, who has had a career spanning 20 years as a well-respected journalist.

JB, Tim and Louise talk about their journeys into their successful writing careers and the trials and tribulations they experienced along the way.

J B Morrisson spent over ten years as a singer with punk-pop band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine, where he had 14 top 40 singles and a number one album. In this episode of Book Break, Jim Bob will be talking about how an ex Glastonbury headliner like himself came to write his third book, a quirky, life-affirming story that has enormous appeal: The Extra Ordinary Life of Frank Derrick, Age 81.

Tim Winton began his writing career whilst at university, penning An Open Swimmer– which would go on to win the Australian/Vogel Literary Award in 1981- amidst his academic commitments. This early acclaim has been steadily substantiated throughout Tim’s career, being nominated for the Man Booker Prize for Fiction in 1995 and 2002 and winning the Miles Franklin Award four times. His latest novel, Eyrie, deals with disappointment, disillusionment and self-reflection.

Joining them is Louise Millar, whose book The Hidden Girl has just been published to critical acclaim.  Louise started her career as a music journalist before diversifying into women’s magazine. She has been a full time thriller writer ever since; her style is described as quietly creepy, chilling and riddled with suspense.

This month, in two special interview clips we’ll also hear from International bestselling author David Baldacci, author of recently released The Target, award winning author Emma Donoghue, author of The Room and most recently Frog Music and Professor Tanya Byron, who has just released her first novel The Skeleton Cupboard.

Follow #bookbreak on Twitter, subscribe to the Pan Macmillan YouTube channel or watch the broadcast right here at 12:30pm on Friday 6th June.

Alexandra Heminsley is joined by J B Morrisson, Tim Winton and Louise Millar for Book Break which will be broadcast on Friday 6th June at 12:30pm

Hashtag: #bookbreak

If you missed previous shows, you can catch up easily on  YouTube

In case you haven’t read Louise Millar’s “Hidden Girl” yet, but would like to familiar with the novel to watch Friday’s show, here is a review I did previously:

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ahidden The Hidden Girl by Louise Millar

Release date: May 22nd, 2014

When a country life dream turns into a nightmare . . .

Hannah Riley and her musician husband, Will, hope that a move to the Suffolk countryside will promise a fresh start.

Hannah, a human rights worker, is desperate for a child and she hopes that this new life will realise her dream.

Yet when the snow comes, Will is working in London and Hannah is cut off in their remote village. Life in Tornley turns out to be far from idyllic, who are the threatening figures who lurk near their property at night? And why is her neighbour so keen to see them leave? Plus Will’s behaviour is severely testing the bonds of trust.

Hannah has spent her professional life doing the right thing for other people. But as she starts to unbury a terrible crime, she realises she can no longer do that without putting everything she’s ever wanted at risk.

But if she does nothing, the next victim could be her . . . “

Even though it is not said- you sense something is off with Hannah and Will; as if there is some sort of sadness they are alluding to. Their damaged relationship trickles down into everything they touch; tainting it with a kind of residual misery.

Hannah creates and atmosphere of tension as she tries to complete the house on a unobtainable time frame.

A snow storm isolates Hannah and she becomes increasingly hyper- sensitive. Is it her imagination, or are the weird sounds and open cupboards a sinister trick of her imagination or the work of hidden vagrant?

As the snow thaws they meet the other inhabitants of the hamlet; as expected there are all a bit odd.

Elvie, their neighbour and who is suspected to have learning difficulties- attached herself to Hannah.

There are some incredible developments in this taunt psychological drama. I did not see the end coming. I highly recommend The hidden girl.

 

 

 

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