Leinster Gardens and Other Subtleties by Jan Edwards is now available for the Kindle. The DRM is not set so you can reformat the book for an EPUB reader using free software such as Calibre.
For three days — starting Friday 13 March — the book can be downloaded for free.
Then it reverts to the normal price (still less than a cup of coffee in Starbucks).
Here are fourteen short stories from Jan Edwards, including the BFS award short-listed ‘Otterburn’:
Concerning Events at Leinster Gardens: He handed the maid his hat and replaced it with a coronet of silk holly leaves and tinsel. She gave him only the smallest raise of an eyebrow. ‘Ghost of Christmas Present,’ he said…
The Waiting: She picked up the hem of her night-dress and ran the length of the gallery. She wanted to race them to the door, to greet her father. Why, then, did a tiny part of her hesitate? Why should she be afraid? From the landing she heard the doors of the great hall being flung open…
The Ballad of Lucy Lightfoot: This had been in the planning for a very long time, for centuries – to the where and the when that the Wite had sent her. Across an entire continent to the edges of the Ottoman lands, to a place and time long before the Lightfoot name had ever begun. Her children, and her children’s children, for more generations than she could count, were dust. Only she remained.