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Gaslight by Eloise Williams

I am delighted, over the moon, hapus iawn (very happy) and quite a bit chuffed to be able to reveal the cover for my forthcoming book ‘Gaslight’.

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OOH! Isn’t it lovely?!

*Dances about a bit in excitement*

Anne Glenn has designed it and I think she’s done a lovely job, don’t you?

*Dances about a bit more.*

**Sits down and attempts to get breath back**

It’s a Middle Grade thriller set in Victorian Cardiff which follows the story of Nansi, a fourteen-year-old girl, who is trying to find her disappeared mother.

Please do not read this book if you are easily scared!

 

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It delves into the darker side of Victorian life and though lots of it takes place in a theatre – which should be lovely, right? – it involves a teaspoon of stealing, a heavy mix of cheating, add a large mound of lies and deception, stir in a dollop of horrible and finish off with a liberal sprinkling of despicableness. It features some quite-a-bit-nasty people but there are some brave, and feisty, and downright good eggs in there too!

I have loved writing this book SO much!

I’ve always been obsessed by the theatre, particularly of Victorian times, and I adore a chilling mystery.

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It’s also given me an opportunity to write about Cardiff, the city where I was born and which I love with all my heart.

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‘Gaslight’ will be published by the delightful Firefly Press (who have EXTREMELY decent taste in books) and was written with the help of a Writers’ Bursary from Literature Wales, which enabled me to spend some time writing without having to worry about anything else for a bit. This was bliss! Thank you so much to them.

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The launch is at the Cardiff Children’s Lit Fest on April the 2nd which is also my 45th Birthday. And what better way to spend it?

*Dance, dance, dance-ity, dance*

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Come along if you can! It’d be so lovely to meet you.

And I could do with some help to blow out all the candles on the cake! Forty-five is a whole lot of candles. Especially when you are dancing about in excitement as much as I am!

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