Mari HowardOctober 4, 2021

Autumn News

Really getting colder now, and spending less time in the garden, though the clearing and bulb-planting tasks are waiting to be done. In my writing life, I've completed my first draft of the Mullins series (Book Three) and begun editing. The action takes place in 2007, and the story's told by Alice, Jenny and Max's older daughter, who is now 15 and working for GCSE exams, thinking about the future, and has begun a relationship with Fabian Russell, from the local boys' private school, a fellow member of the local 'United Schools' Orchestra'. Mysteries and drama are set to enter her life... In MARI'S BOOK CLUB there's a review of The Fall of a Sparrow, a new book by Griselda Heppel, a very 'grown-up' story which certainly appeals to 'readers of any age' above the 9-12 group it's primarily aimed at, dealing with issues of inclusion, bullying, and their sometimes tragic results. Read about this unusual, subtly told story at