Tuesday, 16 March 2010

Caroline Rance reading Kill Grief

Featured back in March 2009, was Caroline Rance's fantastic debut novel Kill Grief (Picnic Publishing).

Chester, 1756: Mary Helsall must take the first job she’s offered – that of a nurse. She soon longs to escape the hospital’s stench and the surgeon’s lechery as much as she wants to escape her own past.

Mary finds consolation in rotgut gin and an affinity with porter Anthony. But then, a patient reveals he is aware of her connection to the notorious Gaol, her infatuation with a thieftaker, and her entanglement with a smuggling gang.

From the gin shop to the operating theatre, and the stormy seashore to the prison dungeons, Mary seeks hope of an independent future. Ultimately, she must decide whether addiction is a fair price to pay for love.

Caroline Rance began writing fiction in her twenties, inspired by her interest in medical history. Born in Wirral in 1975, she now lives in the Chilterns and is writing her second novel.

Click here to hear Caroline reading an extract from her book.

Many thanks to Caroline for taking the time to provide an the recording.

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