Monday, 14 March 2011

The Sacrificial Man

Ruth Dugdall's second novel out in June

Legend Press are very excited about the launch of Ruth Dugdall's second novel The Sacrificial Man this summer on 25th June 2011. As a sneak preview below is the blurb for this great book:

What I want to say is that suicide is my choice. No-one else is to blame. Man seeks beautiful woman for the journey of a lifetime: Will you help me to die?

When Probation Officer Cate Austin is given her new assignment, she faces the highest-profile case of her career. Alice Mariani is charged with assisted suicide and Cate must recommend a sentence.

Alice insists her story is one of misinterpreted love, forcing those around her to analyse their own lives. Who is to decide what is normal and when does loyalty turn to obsession?

Investigating the loophole that lies between murder and euthanasia, Cate must now meet the woman who agreed to comply with her lover’s final request. Shocking revelations expose bitter truths that can no longer be ignored

Sunday, 6 March 2011

People's Book Prize

I am delighted to say that The Woman Before Me won enough public support to be one of the 3 fiction novels to win the 'winter' round of the People's Book Prize.
Each season a new set of books, nominated by publishers, are put up for public vote and the top 3 go forward to the final in July.

So, there will be 12 fiction novels competing for the title of People's Book, and I'm so pleased to have had the support to get this far.

Thanks to everyone who voted!

On another note, last night was World Book Night and I was at Waterstones, Ipswich for this fantastic event. Five `givers` of books were handing out fantastic titles like 'Stuart' and 'Agent Zig Zag'. I was there to sign copies of my novels, alongside Guy Saville whose debut novel 'Afrika Reich' is un-put-downable. A really great, pacy read with enough depth to provide food for thought after the journey ends.

Over bucks fizz & pretzels we wandered around the store, chatted about books & had a thoroughly lovely evening. Let's hope this initiative introduces more people to books!

Tuesday, 1 March 2011

New Angle Prize

The Woman Before Me by Ruth Dugdall has been featured on the Lesley Dolphin show on BBC Radio Suffolk, following its longlisting for the New Angle Prize for Literature.

Ruth's hotly anticipated second novel The Sacrificial Man is published by Legend Press on 25th June 2011.

You can listen to the feature by clicking here and going to 1:55hr: