Monday, 30 July 2012

Incendiary Magazine review

Phew! There's lots of things to think about in this new review. What do you think?

Thursday, 19 July 2012

More reviews

More reviews are hurtling y(our) way this month. Dai Jeffries of R2 Magazine isn't so keen about the afterword from the fans (what do you think? Let us know!) but Julian May of Songlines thinks that I've 'made a fine fist of it'. I'm happy with that!


Poor Colin Irwin. On his way to a festival in Norway, he had his bag stolen from the airport which contained his laptop, passport... and his copy of Wayward Daughter that he was halfway through! Most importantly, though, he's lost six months of research for his new book. Let's hope you backed up, Colin, as we're looking forward to reading it!

You can find the latest installment of Colin's Spiral Earth column here.

Wednesday, 11 July 2012

Join the conversation

How would you rate the book? Got a few things to get off your chest? Head to to rate and review.

Monday, 9 July 2012

Sounds of Folk - Oldham Community Radio

If you're in the Greater Manchester area, tune in to Oldham Community Radio's Sounds of Folk show tonight where I'll be chatting with host, Ali O'Brien, about the writing of Wayward Daughter. If you're out of the area, make sure you visit the site later this week and you'll be able to listen again.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Two new reviews - and a competition!

It was for FiddleOn magazine that I first started writing about music, back when I was 15, so I'm delighted that the magazine has not only included a rather lovely review of Wayward Daughter in the latest issue (Issue 38, Summer/Autumn 2012) - but is also running a competition where readers can win a copy of the book. Head to the website or visit the magazine's Facebook page to buy your copy.

I am also very chuffed that David Kidman over at FATEA has enjoyed the book, too, giving it a pretty glowing report. He says:

'...Sophie manages to achieve the seemingly impossible: telling her subject's story by providing a healthy mixture of factual accuracy, exposition, narrative and informed commentary and assessment, and keeping a credible balance between the lady and the music.'