MURDER IN THE VILLAGE
Portmeirion has often been the setting for films and TV series in the past, in addition to "The Prisoner", but rarely has it featured as the setting for a novel. Until now!
"Fear in the Sunlight" is the new (published April 2012) book from acclaimed novelist Nicola Upson. The book, published by Faber and Faber, is the latest of Nicola's novels to feature crime writer Josephine Tey as it's lead character, and is set in Portmeiron in the 1930s. A map from the era is also presented in the book, and the campanile also appears on the beautifully designed cover.
The village features throughout the book, which runs to over 400 pages, as Tey first meets up to sign a deal with Film Director Alfred Hitchcock before a brutal murder takes place nearby and then returns years later to uncover the shocking truth behind that and another murder. The book comes highly recommended from TUW and The Daily Telegraph.
For more information click HERE to visit Nicola's official website, click HERE to order your copy from Amazon by typing the title into the search box (5% of your purchase goes to the charity fund at no cost to you).
Nicola and Faber and Faber have been very kind and donated several copies of the new book to The Unmutual Website. Nicola told TUW "I'd be thrilled if you could let your subscribers know about Fear in the Sunlight....it's a great cause that you do it for". To be in with a chance of winning (winners must pay P&P donation*, entries close 12/4/12), simply send an email to TUW and answer the following question; "In which Portmeiron cottage did Patrick McGoohan stay during the original 1966 "Prisoner" location filming"?
**Competition T&C's HERE, please read before entering.**
*UK P&P £3.20, Europe £5.60, USA/ROW £9.80. Profits to event fund for Ty Gobaith Hospice. Thanks to Catherine Frumerman, Nicola Upson and Alex Holroyd of FF for this news item and giveaways.
News announced: 8/3/2012 News Archived 12/2/2013