Thursday, 21 September 2017

Novelists plan tale set in Henley at Christmas

Novelists plan tale set in Henley at Christmas

A NOVEL about Henley at Christmas is being planned by two new authors.

Julia Thum and Gaynor Pengelly will release their debut novel Riverside Lane on Tuesday.

The book is a soap-style whodunnit which gently satirises middle class English manners and is set in Bray, where the women live, in the spring.

It is the first in a series of four written under the pseudonym Ginger Black with each one set in a different riverside town and focused on a different season.

Mrs Pengelly, a journalist, said: “We plan another based in Henley at Christmas. We chose this part of the world because not only are the Thames-side towns and villages a visual feast to the senses, it provided us with many cinematic descriptions of the river.”

The women were in Henley on Thursday night last week, signing copies of Riverside Lane at the Boatique store in Friday Street, which is owned by Gilliam Nahum.

Mrs Thum, who handles public relations for the Rivertime Boat Trust, said: “When we approached Gillian she said it was perfect because one of her boats is on the front cover of the book.”

The women are currently in talks about a possible film of Riverside Lane for the overseas market.

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