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WriteSideleft’s first audiobook of Carnaval is now available. An experiment, an investment in talent, a fun listen, a nod to the time-honoured tradition of story-telling, it’s beautifully voiced entirely in tune with the novel’s narrator’s intention – a quirky vocal voyage of discovery, a coming of age as it’s told! You can listen to it Read more about Audiobook now live[…]
‘When they speak we need to listen,’ wrote Brasenose College Emeritus Fellow Bernard Richards in his essay: Henry James as Comic Writer: ‘literally listen – to experience the maximum response. This is entirely in line with a very important criterion that James recommended; the criterion of the audible in literature. It has often been recognised in Read more about ‘When they speak we need to listen’[…]
The short answer is: you know the voice when you’ve heard it. Carnaval, the Audiobook has been approved and will go live next week. More about where and how to obtain it, soon. What did we want to hear? Something ineffable: young, not too knowing, sincere, warm, caring, authenticity and generosity wrapped about a sense Read more about What’s in a voice?[…]
Mindful of #metoo and the inevitable concise reflex question-answer, ‘define good?’ – let’s first remember that mann or man in its original Old English translates simply as human being. Quite often in the sense of a vassal or servant – someone who suffers or endures hardship then, historically, perhaps for the greater cause of God. Read more about What is a Good Man? Or Is Mankind just Wonky?[…]
Goodreads Book Giveaway Carnaval by S.A. Finlay Giveaway ends November 12, 2017. See the giveaway details at Goodreads. Enter Giveaway
We’re excited about our second title that’s in production now and published on 26 November 2017. A Good Man by Bardy Thomas is a touching elegantly wrought contemporary story of contrasts and hope. We’ll keep you posted.
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Publication date! Carnaval’s title and content were partially inspired by Robert Schumann’s Op 9 aka Carnaval: 21 delightful & cryptic solo piano pieces representing masked revellers at, yes, a Carnival. If you want to know more, then you can read about it here. Music is surely the most abstract of the arts ( I mean: what’s Read more about Carnaval’s Name-Day. Now published![…]