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THE VISITORS, Rebecca Mascull’s debut novel, is published today in paperback! Here is another exclusive extract from her beautiful book. We hope you enjoy it…

I dress with care. I insist I do my own hair but ensure it is carefully checked by Lottie. We walk down to the hop garden and find the…

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Here is an exclusive extract from Rebecca Mascull’s brilliant debut novel, THE VISITORS:

I know two figures approach by the stirring of air and their tread. One is Father and the other follows: tiptoe-light, tentative. Father pats my tear-dried cheek. I grasp his hand, do not know the common way…

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WATERSTONES AUTHOR EVENT!

August 27th 6.30-7.30pm Waterstones Lincoln High Street - I’ll be there - will you?! All you need do is pop into the shop and reserve your ticket or telephone 01522 540011 to have a ticket put aside for you.

There’ll be a reading from THE VISITORS, author Q & A, paperback book sales and an opportunity to have your book signed by the author. 

So, come to the beautiful cathedral city of Lincoln, talk books a while and get the perfect summer read or gift for a friend. Hope to see you there.

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We thought you might like to know a little bit more about the inspiration behind THE VISITORS. Here are Rebecca’s answers to some readers’ questions:

Where did the idea for the Visitors come from?

I’ve mentioned the deaf students I worked with and Helen Keller. Many of the other features of…

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WATERSTONES BOOK SIGNING!

9th August 1 - 3pm I’ll be at Waterstones in Grimsby, signing copies of the newly released paperback of THE VISITORS. Come along and get your copy signed with a personal message. Perfect summer read or presents for friends and family.

Waterstones Grimsby:

Unit G - Baxtergate
Freshney Place
Grimsby
DN31 1QL

Telephone: 01472 353212 

Hope to see you there. :-)

Details of an evening author event at Lincoln Waterstones later in August coming up soon…

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Rebecca Mascull will be speaking at the Edinburgh International Book Festival this summer!

Alongside fellow novelist Debbie Taylor, Rebecca be speaking about ‘The Ghosts in Our Heads’, from 3.30-4.30pm on Saturday 23rd August.

To read more about the event, and to book tickets, click here.

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HAPPY FRIDAY!

If you’re having a rough day, watch these kittens to cheer yourself up. It’s what the internet was MADE for! Enjoy xx

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These kittens just might be robots. 

Watch them move in purr-fect sync here. 

(Source: TriskelVideo)

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ONE WEEK TILL PAPERBACK!

Yes folks, it’s the 7-day countdown to the paperback publication of THE VISITORS.

What’s happening?

  • those lovely folk at historylivesathodder are posting some great stuff about the book over the next few days
  • Wish List from Hodder will be posting some gorgeous images from the history behind the novel 
  • there will be a blog tour coming up next week
  • an article on Just Write as well as a giveaway coming soon
  • a book signing at Grimsby Waterstones and an evening event at Lincoln Waterstones in August
  • Edinburgh International Book Festival appearance 23rd August and nomination for the First Book Award (have you voted yet?) https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/first-book-award/vote?book=4911
  • Goodreads and Twitter giveaways including free Visitors bookmarks coming over the summer.

More details will be forthcoming on Twitter and Facebook…

So if you’ve missed out on little Liza’s tale so far in hardback, follow her story in paperback, from next Thursday, 17th July; available in all good bookshops and online booksellers.

Thanks for reading xx :-)

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We’re counting down to the paperback publication of Rebecca Mascull’s stunning debut novel, THE VISITORS. Every day over the next week we’ll be posting on this blog and tweeting about this wonderful book.

If you’ve read THE VISITORS already, do tell us why you loved it. If you haven’t read it…

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EDINBURGH TICKETS NOW ON SALE!

Ticket sales for the Edinburgh International Book Festival opened this morning. So you can now book your tickets for any event, including mine with Debbie Taylor, ‘The Ghosts in our Heads’

https://www.edbookfest.co.uk/the-festival/whats-on/rebecca-mascull-debbie-taylor

Box Office: boxoffice@edbookfest.co.uk or +44 (0)845 373 5888

REBECCA MASCULL & DEBBIE TAYLOR

 Sat 23 Aug 3:30pm - 4:30pm

 Writers’ Retreat

 £7.00, £5.00

Rebecca Mascull & Debbie Taylor

THE GHOSTS IN OUR HEADS

In Rebecca Mascull’s The Visitors, a Victorian-era girl who is both deaf and blind communicates only to the ghosts inside her mind until a new friend helps open up the world to her. Debbie Taylor’s Herring Girl features a 12 year old boy who believes he is female. When Ben goes under hypnosis, a terrifying series of truths emerge that will leave him changed forever. Chaired by Julia Eccleshare, children’s books editor for the Guardian.

Part of our First Book Award Nominee series of events.

Vote for The Visitors by Rebecca Mascull in the First Book Award