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KEEPING YOU IN TOUCH - YOUR FREE MONTHLY NEWSPAPER DELIVERED DOOR-TO-DOOR FOR 30 YEARS PERCY HOUSE GALLERY


A TIME FOR ROLE CALL ~ BOOK REVIEW~


It is 1946 and Sally Jardine-Fell is in prison, awaiting trial for a murder she didn’t commit.


A debutante (straight out of the ‘top drawer’, in fact), one might reasonably have thought she was hardly the kind of girl to get mixed up in ‘that sort of thing’. After Finishing School in Italian Switzerland, one would have expected her to go down the self-same road as her well- to-do parents (despite her resentment at their gross inadequacies in that role), on her husband’s arm at the church bazaar, the polo club, at Ascot and Henley and the rest of the usual giddy social round… had it not been for the War.


When her husband, Peter, is killed during the ‘Phony War’ period and Sally is ‘in the market’ once again, her world begins to unravel…


The Keswick-based author Doug Thompson’s new novel follows Sally’s extraordinary life from this point on – London to Yorkshire, where she loves and loses the enigmatic Adam, back to blitzed London and a series of strange interviews that lead to her broadcasting to British agents and the Italian anti-Fascist Resistance for Radio London, then suddenly, an SOE agent herself, in Mussolini’s Rome, at the darkest time of the War, charged with a vital mission…


Formerly Professor of Modern Italian Literature


Christmas at Percy House Continues until 12th January


PERCY HOUSE GALLERY


38-42 Market Place, Cockermouth 01900 829 667


With over 300 artists, each producing work in their unique style, we have a large selection of individual pieces, spread over the seven rooms of Percy House.


Herdwick sheep in various forms have been especially


popular this year. Alongside paintings and photographs, we have ceramic sculptures of


Herdwick and Swaledale sheep, by Simone Noble and an assortment of felted sheep soap and decorations.


Percy House


Lots of new jewellery, including Roma Vincent’s handmade earrings and pendants. Beautiful handmade scarves by Diane Jones and Diana Morrison.


Something for everyone.


Main Picture: Herdwick sheep by Geoffrey Smith Inset: Ceramic sheep by Simone Noble


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t. 01900 822062 | 42-44 Main Street Cockermouth | www.newbookshop.co.uk 21 DECEMBER 2017 ISSUE 421 PAGE 20


and History at the University of Hull, Doug makes full use of his many years of intimate knowledge of Italy and of its Fascist, wartime years, to tell a fascinating story of love, loss, and intrigue.


For further details of ‘A Time for Role Call’ and Doug’s other fiction publications visit www.doug-thompson.co.uk and also www.troubador.co.uk/matador


A Time for Role Call can be ordered from The New Bookshop in Cockermouth, or Bookends, in Keswick.


Troubador, Leicester, November 2017; 348pp; £8.99


Here are a few of our favourite books from this year with lots more to inspire you in the shop. We have a quick ordering service or our own gift vouchers and National Book Tokens too.


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