Connie Ramsey Bott's novel - Girl Without Skin
, takes place in the mid-sixties in Michigan on a small tranquil lake an hours drive from the heat and harshness of the city. But life isn't that simple. For the children and adults alike, the weak are targeted by the strong. Then one summer night, a devastating event occurs that affects the lives of family, friends and strangers on the lake.
Nigel Hutchinson's poetry collection - The Humble Family Interviews, is concerned with transience. It contains two sequences, the title piece which reflects on life on post-war housing estates, the second, Accidents Of This Game, developed from reading a 1930's language primer and follows the hopes and uncertainties of two young people trying to figure themselves out. Virginia Woolf, Van Gogh and Jean-Paul Belmondo also put in appearances.
Marg Roberts' novel - A Time for Peace, is set in Serbia, a forgotten theatre of war during 1914-15. The lives of a brave soldier and a patriotic medic interweave in a complex story about heroism. During the mass exodus of the Serbs, Stefan and Ellen's survival depends on them facing what they most fear.