Monday, November 26, 2007

Shedworking hero makes fiction hot list

Shedworking has featured novelist Pauline Rowson's marine artist and shedworking hero Adam Greene before. So we were delighted to discover that the book has now made the long list for the prestigious Spread The Word World Book Day 2008 ("I’m thrilled to bits," Pauline told Shedworking). Readers are now being asked to vote online for the book that most tickles their fancy from this list of 100 and the top 10 will go forward from the end of January for World Book Day on 6 March 2008. Let's be honest about this, a vote for In Cold Daylight is a vote for shedworking and shedworkers everywhere. Click here to log in and vote and get a chance to win £100 of National Book Tokens. Here's a little more about the book:
“In Cold Daylight is a hard hitting thriller inspired by a tragic true story of firefighters killed in the line of duty and a potential cover up over their deaths. Unravelling Rowson’s cryptic clues in this fast-paced, atmospheric novel is like playing a thrilling game of ‘pass the parcel’. After unexpected twists, you peel off the layers of literary wrapping, which eventually uncover the mystery. But instead of featuring a brave firefighter hero, Rowson has chosen to tell the story through the eyes of a man who is the opposite. This is marine artist Adam Greene's journey through overcoming depression, a nervous breakdown and leaning on the prop of his strong-willed, ambitious wife as much as discovering why his best friend, Jack Bartholomew was killed in the line of duty. The fact that she has decided to tell this real life mystery and her fast paced writing is what makes this new writer so original."
If Pauline wins the £5,000 prize money she is going to donate it to the Fire Service National Benevolent Fund, so everybody will be happy.

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