Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Redhill & Reigate Life - NEWS!

The Redhill & Reigate Life newspaper printed this on Tuesday 24th May 2011 - click on title to read original article

Former Redhill resident turned novelist Pauline Barclay is back on the bookshelves with her latest work.
Pauline, who used to live with her husband Clive in Cotland Acres, Meadvale, and is now living in Lanzarote in the Canary Islands, has just had her third book published.

Called Sometimes It Happens... the novel is about a woman who wins the Lottery.
Pauline said: “Sometimes It Happens... is about deception, lies, love and laughter.”
She said: “Sometimes It Happens... is about a woman who wins the lottery - but being rich is not the same as being posh, as Doreen Wilkinson quickly finds out when she takes her very first holiday with her 17-year-old daughter.”
She added: “But nothing prepared Doreen Wilkinson for the luxury five-star complex of Villas Bonitas - and nothing prepared Villas Bonitas for Doreen Wilkinson.”

Pauline said she hoped she has written the “perfect holiday read” which would have “the reader giggling all the way to the end.”
The novel follows Pauline's debut, Magnolia House, and her second book, Satchfield Hall, a story of power, love, lies and revenge spanning generations of a family, which was published last year.

Magnolia House, published in 2009, was also a tale of family betrayal, hopes and dreams.

Pauline's passion for writing grew after she finished studying for an Open University degree in 1992.
After her second novel was published, she said: “I had the Readers Group from Cotland Acres contact me and we've stayed in touch since.
“We lived there for many years.”
She said also fresh in her memory are her times in the Redhill and Reigate Artistic Roller Skating Club, and in her former job, working in the offices of the oil company Fina.

Sometimes It Happens... is available from Amazon in their Kindle section. http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sometimes-It-Happens/dp/B0050K7NVE/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1306249740&sr=1-2

For more details visit Pauline's website: http://www.paulinebarclay.co.uk/

9 comments:

MaureenAMiller said...

Wonderful article, Pauline. "Sometimes it Happens" is on my TBR list. I like to think my TBR list is like a bowl of spaghetti. Even though it looks like I can't possibly finish it, somehow I always do! LOL

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Maureen...thank you for lovely words. And I hope you will find time to read Sometimes It Happens...it will make you giggle! xx

Suzy Turner said...

Woo Hoo... you go girl!! xxx

Shirley Wells said...

A lovely article, Pauline. Congratulations!

Pauline Barclay said...

Thanks Suzy...it was a lovely surprise!

Hi Shirley, thank you, fingers crossed some people will read my book!

Rosalind Adam said...

Great bit of publicity. Did that article say Roller Skating Club? I used to LOVE roller skating when I was a teenager. We went every Saturday and skated round and round to pop music.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hi Ros, yes it did we belong to the Redhill Artistic Skating club! I was not that good, but we loved it and of course, we still roller blade!

Liz Fichera said...

Oh, lovely article! I've added to my TBR.

Pauline Barclay said...

Hello Liz, thank you for stopping by and for adding Sometimes It Happens...to your TBR list who ho!x