by Susan Palmer-Jones.
Set in prehistoric Dumfries & Galloway, The Britlings saga is an everyday story of Iron Age folk: their loves and hates, their hunting, feasting and festivals. Meanwhile the Romans are making their way north…
Reviews of Wildcat Glen
‘I enjoyed it very much, an unexpected and lively take on a relatively obscure period. I liked the names you gave them – Brightleaves and the others. They seemed to make them come alive. It is difficult to get inside the heads of people so distant in time but I thought you plunged straight in and it worked. Well done!’
Alistair Moffat, writer & historian.
‘Knowing the book was set in the Iron Age had seemed quite a turn-off to me. How wrong I was! I loved the humour of the book, its irresistable quality and readability. The style of writing is a delight and a joy. I enjoyed it so very much.’
Carol Godridge, journalist
‘I am enjoying your book so much I resent any interruptions!!!!’
Harlee Watson, clothes designer
‘Wow! What a book. It’s beautifully written, joyful and uplifting. It’s like reading in technicolour! The detail is incredible. What a writer!’
Ailie Cliff, reader
‘I enjoyed this book. The story flowed beautifully, it was nicely paced – easy to read and hard to put down! It is peopled with characters of all ages that I could identify with. I learnt a lot about life in pre-Roman northern Britain which was really interesting and I especially liked the descriptions of the ceremonies and rituals around the changes of the seasons and around death and mourning. Looking forward to reading Volume 2 and finding out more about what happens to the characters introduced in this book.’
Diana Raven, Interfaith celebrant
‘Susan Palmer-Jones is a natural born story-teller, taking the reader by the hand into the magical world she’s created, bringing it alive with vivid detail (if I ever need to skin a bear, I need look no further for instructions than her description of Hardy & Dawdle’s efforts).’
David Bourne, psychotherapist
‘I loved it. I was totally engrossed in the story, I loved the characters. I can’t wait to get the next book, but I am going to read “Wildcat Glen” again. It is not only gripping, it is interesting and I adored some passages. I want to read them again and see how they work. The atmosphere of the book is magic. It lingers with you.’
Evelyne Murray-Kerr, English teacher.
The Adventures of Seabrave
by Susan Palmer-Jones.
Linked with The Britlings series is a children’s book: The Adventures of Seabrave is about a boy growing up in Iron Age Ireland.
‘I couldn’t put it down! An adventure at every corner. Really gripping.’
Catriona, aged 11
Proceeds from the sale of THE ADVENTURES OF SEABRAVE will go to the Peter Pan Moat Brae Trust.
by Lucy Kerr.
Before mobile phones, we had telepathy – but only a few people used it.
Obviously Unsuitable is a love story. The diagram on the front cover is the orbit of Venus. The story is set in the late 20th century, in Oxford, and will appeal to readers interested in astrology, chakras, clairvoyance, the I Ching, past lives, runes and spirit guides.
The author entitled it Obviously Unsuitable because when she sent it to a publisher (under another title), it was returned with the comment: ‘Curiously compelling, but Luke was obviously unsuitable for Diana.’ Was he? That’s for the reader to decide.
This is a really unusual novel. It breaks the rules. It doesn’t follow the formula set on creative writing courses! And it makes you think.
All the books are available on Kindle.
Printed copies are available from the britlings.co.uk website.