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Read all about it! Fallout from a nuclear bomb attack on London - in a debut novel

 

Next Thursday (June 8) will be a big day in the nation's history.  It will be a big day too for Bishop Cannings resident Elizabeth Frearson.   She writes under the pseudonym Lizzy Mumfrey and will be launching her debut novel at a special event at the White Horse Bookshop on the evening of Election Day (details below.)

 

The novel, Fallout, explores the lead up to a terrorist nuclear bomb attack in London - and its aftermath. It reveals the impact of such an event on the lives of ordinary people living in a commuter community similar to Marlborough.

 

The events and the characters described appear all the more poignant following last month's dreadful Manchester bomb attack.

 

Elizabeth, who finished writing the book in January, told marlborough.news : “I was horrified. In my book the terrorist event takes place on May 25 and the atrocity in Manchester happened on May 23. There are so many echoes in my book of recent real life events.”

 

“Fallout,” says Elizabeth, “contains lots of stories knitted together allowing me to explore multiple points of view. It is not a thriller, but focuses on community and relationships and how people behave in extreme circumstances. Issues such as bringing up teenagers in today’s world, freedom, alcohol, class and racial prejudice are all themes touched on in the novel.”

 

“ I think that there are many, many messages hidden throughout the story but especially the fact that we should all be very careful about how we react to events and who we choose to blame. It never ceases to amaze me how people have to find someone to blame – anyone.”

Elizabeth, who has a background in IT, has always loved writing: “As a child I wrote endless stories, churning out four or five or six for homework when asked to provide just one.” Her 'urge to write creatively' continued in her annual Christmas letter which she says 'has become somewhat renowned!'

 

The decision to become a novelist finally came to fruition whilst writing a blog  as she sailed across the Atlantic with her husband. After completing a Marlborough College Summer School course entitled Writing a Novel she was ready to start work.

 

“I had been intrigued by 9/11 and how people reacted to it…people who were there and shouldn’t have been…people who used it as an excuse to disappear or to disappear others.”

 

Determined to ensure that the technicalities of the novel were correct, Elizabeth consulted Wiltshire Police Headquarters to discover how they would handle a major incident and also crisis management specialist Peter Power of Visor Consultants. She found Nukemap useful in showing the fallout from nuclear bomb.

 

Elizabeth is looking forward to meeting potential readers at the launch party on June 8 at the White Horse Bookshop - 6-8pm - and admission is free.  She is also willing to visit local Book Clubs to discuss her novel.

 

Fallout is available on Amazon as an e-book or paperback and from the White Horse Bookshop.

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