Way back in March and April, some of you canny folks noticed that my Weekly Reading Round-Ups were leaning heavily towards the 1920s, with a high proportion of non-fiction in among the novels. The official announcement came out in Publishers Weekly yesterday, so I’m finally at liberty to say….
You guessed right. I’ve been writing a 1920’s-set book.
It’s the tale of the intertwined lives of two cousins, beginning in England in the 1910s and stretching up through late 20’s Kenya. It’s a little Downton Abbey and a little Out of Africa. There’s also a modern woman trying to figure out what exactly happened back then and what this means for her and what she thought she knew about her family and herself.
I can’t tell you how thrilled I am to finally be able to tell you all about it! I don’t have the details yet about release date or anything like that (I’m still writing it), but, at a guess, it will be sometime in late 2012 or early 2013.
Some of you may have noticed that Deanna Raybourn is also writing a book set in Kenya in the 1920s. We discovered this over drinks back in May and had a “Wait? Really??” moment. (Then Deanna sent me her entire list of research books, because she is that wonderful.)
Clearly, Kenya in the 1920s is the place to be….