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7 Must-Reads by Local Authors

Our patch has a storyteller round every corner and a poet behind every door. Why not curl up with one of these tremendous reads by local authors?

Author: Karen Kirby
Title: Mr. Magic Mouse
Surrey author Karen Tanner has just released her debut novel under the Pseudonym Karen Kirby. Mr Magic Mouse is the first in a series of books that provides a little inspiration to every child who might pick it up, and in his first appearance, Mr Magic Mouse is here to help the children how to stand up when they have been knocked down, as he sets about the task of mending a fairy’s wing.
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Author: Cristina Hodgson
Title: A Little of Chantelle Rose
At the age of twenty-four, Chantelle Rose has all a city girl can expect: a tiny bed-sit in South London, a lousy poorly-paid job, a tyrannical boss, and quite a few exes added to an ever-growing list.

Desperate for change, she becomes an extra in a seedy crime film. When that leads to the opportunity of a lifetime – a role to play with a million dollars to win and seemingly nothing to lose – she accepts without thinking twice. After all, what could possibly go wrong?

Cristina Hodgson grew up in Queen’s Road, Wimbledon.
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Author: Dave Treanor
Title: Ponds of Wimbledon Common
Treanor provides photographs and short passages about the 11 ponds on Wimbledon Common, the nature and wildlife found and supported by them, and the history of the common itself.
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Author: Helen Fuller
Title: The Internet Party
Josh Walker is a man passionate about bringing power back to ordinary people disillusioned with politics. As his political ambitions go from strength to strength, he realises his family life is under threat...
Helen Fuller has lived in the London Borough of Merton for over 30 years.
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Author: Elisa Lodato
Title: An Unremarkable Body
Local resident and former teacher at The Tiffin Girls’ School Elisa Lodato sets her debut novel in Surbiton and Tolworth. The book tells the story of Laura Rowan, who visits he mother one February afternoon in 2012 only to discover her dead body at the foot of the stairs. The resulting post-mortem report, in which precious parts of her mother’s body are meticulously weighed and categorised, motivates Laura to write her own version of events in an effort to record and make sense of the unbearable blank space between each itemised entry.
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Author: Ana Sampson
Title: Best-Loved Poems
Ana lives in Ashstead, Surrey, and has previously published coffee-table favourites such as I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud... And Other Poems you Half-Remember from School. In her latest anthology, she continues her mission to remind people of all the poetry they love, and not to see poetry as something difficult and elitist, but instead something that can evoke our earliest memories and transport us in a moment away from our frantic lives.
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Authors: Katharine and Elizabeth Corr
Title: The Witch’s Kiss
Sisters Katharine and Elizabeth, who live in Esher and Surbiton respectively, came together to write the first of their Young Adult trilogy, The Witch’s Kiss, a gender reversed retelling of Sleeping Beauty, with a sleeping prince and an evil, crazed warlock.
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