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One year on… Lisa Blower’s Sitting Ducks update

Sitting Ducks is shortlisted for the Arnold Bennett Literary Fellowship Award 2017 – the results of this will be announced in September 2017 It has attracted some great endorsements and reviews – I would particularly like to thank Stuart Maconie, Catherine Burgass, Kit de Waal, Writing West Midlands, National Writer’s Conference, Anna Dreda and the […]

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Sitting Ducks Launches

with a review – by Chairman of Bloodaxe Books, and author of Not Quite White… Simon Thirsk: “Lisa Blower’s Sitting Ducks lifts the lid on the social curse of post industrial communities in twenty-first century Britain. Her writing cries out with the pain of an underclass whose characters’ lives are condemned by capitalism. This debut […]

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New Review for Sitting Ducks, the novel

Catherine Burgass – Reader of English at Staffordshire University says of Lisa Blower’s Sitting Ducks: I invite you to meet the Mintons – the once-proud backbone of industrial England – bowed, but not quite broken. Set in Stoke – the Potteries – once a hive of industry, now a site of social and economic deprivation, […]

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