Ormskirk Writers' & Literary Society - OWLS - was established in 1963 by Dora Doyle to promote local writers. Founder member Ron Bartholomew contributed to the Waverly Encyclopaedias and was widely published in Practical Mechanics Magazine. A successful playwright, he opened his house to us for weekly meetings and served us with tea and home made cakes for many years. As Otis lifts Chief Engineer he also designed the press button control boxes used in lifts to this day. ALT="Ormskirk Writers' & Literary Society">

Sunday, 28 March 2010

Liz Wilkinson'a Review of the Novel A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

A Kind of Intimacy by Jenn Ashworth

I was really excited when I decided to do a review on this book and then I started to worry. What if I didn’t like it and after all Jenn knows where I live, so it was with some trepidation that I opened the book and started to read, and read and read. This was a very easy book to read, the writer draws you in by allowing you to feel sympathy for the main character Annie and it is with a morbid curiosity that you want to know what happens next and then next. By the time I had worked out that all was not what it seemed I was near the end of the book and in my mind I was shouting NO! STOP! DON’T! and had switched my alliance to other characters.

Jenn writes with a maturity far beyond her years, she has a great insight into the human character and is able to keep your attention focused. I read this book as a night-time read so I had no interruptions and I savoured my time with it. At no time did I start to nod off as so often happens when you take a book to bed and the only disappointment I had was that I haven’t got anything to follow it. I look forward to her new novel with great anticipation!!

Liz Wilkinson
Ormskirk Writers' & Literary Society member

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