DAY TWO: Portable Magic (@bantambookworm) Read my Q&A about #AnotherRebecca here
Here’s a little sample: What was your inspiration for Another Rebecca?
“The inspiration for Another Rebecca was There is No Night, a painting by Jack B. Yeats. My tutor directed me towards it during my Art Degree in the 1980s. On its own, the title was a massive inspiration to me; I find those words so evocative. But the oil painting is equally beautiful. The image is figurative-abstract. Brush-strokes suggest a white horse galloping towards the viewer in a richly-painted blue, green and violet landscape. In the foreground, a figure leans on one elbow as if about to rise to their feet. I wrote a short story based on There is No Night when I was a student, and twenty years later I rewrote it as the novel that finally became Another Rebecca.”
Today marks the beginning of my first ever blog tour so I’m excited to see what the response will be. Since becoming a member of Book Connectors and The Book Club (TBC), amongst other reader-writer-and-blogger-connecting groups on social media I’ve been fascinated by and envious of these tours, and now it’s my turn!
You can read the first Blog Tour review from @BookishChat Here
Here’s a little sample: “I have to admit that this book took me a little by surprise. The cover looks like you could be in for a nice gentle read. Well lemme tell you that the cover is deceiving. And boy am I glad it was! … If you enjoy a great family drama told from more than one perspective then this book is right up your street. With themes of grief, loss, addiction and family ties, this story is hard hitting and doesn’t get tied up in a pretty parcel of a conclusion. My favourite kind of ending.”
Look out for the rest of the review and posts on the tour!