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A House Called Askival book cover

Any sign-ups by midnight on the 14th/15th August 2022 (the 75th Anniversary of Independence for India & Pakistan) will be in the draw for a free, personally signed copy of the latest edition of my novel, A House Called Askival. Set in a hillstation in Uttarakhand, it spans 70 years of India’s history from Partition to the present day. Ultimately, the story of a father and daughter seeking reconciliation after the tragedies that have scarred them, it has been described as “A gripping storyline” (The Church Times) and “a story about family, about rejection and loyalty and so much more” (Trip Fiction). Available in ebook, paperback, hardback and large print, wherever you get your books, read more about it here.

All sign-ups will also receive my short story Broken Bread as a thank-you gift! First broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and published in the Edinburgh Review, it is the tale of a volunteer in a soup kitchen whose life is changed when an old man arrives and starts to eat.

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Broken Bread story by Merryn Glover