Local author Emma Batten has just released her first work of fiction – and a very good read it is.
The story is set in Dungeness around the 1890’s and really does provide a good ‘picture’ and feel for the area around that time. Emma has gone to great lengths for factual accuracy – even down to the times of the trains running from Lydd to Dungeness.
The story of a school teacher from Ashford expecting her new position at the Dungeness school to be in a lovely seaside village. Some hopes! And of course her difficulty in fitting in with the locals.
‘Secrets of the Shingle’ is available on kindle for £2-50 or for other formats of e-reader on: /www.smashwords.com/books/view/633834.
Also available as a paperback (£9.99) from the Romney Marsh Visitor Centre, and at both Dungeness and New Romney RH&DR Stations or by contacting Emma through her website www.emmabattenauthor.weebly.com. A copy can be delivered locally for £7.50 or posted for £9.99
Again – a very good read and well worth a ‘tenner’. A nice little stocking filler!!! Reviews would be most welcome through this website!
About Emma Batten – Self Publishing Author
I live on Romney Marsh and love to combine my interest in local history with creative writing. It’s important to me that the historical details are accurate and to give my readers an authentic insight of life here on Romney Marsh, as well as creating believable plots.
I am an active member of Marsh Ink Writers’ Group. Meeting other local writers gives me motivation and there is always something new to learn.
Coming soon ‘A Place called Hope’, based around New Romney and Hope.