In September 2008, I wrote about Libby Cone's self-published novel War on the Margins, an excellent novel based on real events during the wartime occupation of the Channel Islands. I am delighted to say that the book will be appearing in the bookshops in July, published by Duckworth.
The new cover is more evocative of the book's content than the original was and there is a surprise for bloggers on the back cover: the teaser is a quotation from Dovegreyreader's review. (Click on picture to enlarge)
Much has been said in the media about bloggers reviewing books, mostly suggesting that it is a Bad Thing and that reviewing should be left to The Professionals. Earlier this year, in a debate on radio, Cornflower made an excellent case for the two to co-exist. The major newspapers and magazines would not have promoted War on the Margins but bloggers saw it, loved it and recommended it to one another. Well done Duckworth Publishers for acknowledging the significance of the personal recommendation.