Cora Vincent

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‘This dazzling series shows that if the barriers can be vaulted there is true beauty to be had from the lesser-walked streets of literature. These works are both nourishing and inspiring, and a gift to any reader.’—Kerry Hudson

A chance break in a West End theatre production forces a derailed actress to confront her demons and offers her an opportunity to escape her past and live life to the full.

Cora, a once promising actress, is trapped by circumstances and immobilized by a disheartening career path, failed relationships and a battered sense of self. Set against a background of a country split by politics and disjointed through lives that are increasingly isolated and lonely, this is a short, sharp story of small victories and immense moral
courage.

Spotlight Books is a collaboration between Creative Future, New Writing South and Myriad Editions to discover, guide and support writers who are under-represented due to mental or physical health issues, disability, race, class, gender identity or social circumstance.

In the same series: Stroking Cerberus by Jacqueline HaskellMemories of a Swedish Grandmother by Sarah Windebank; Summon by Elizabeth RidoutCrumbs by Ana Tewson-Bozic and The Haunting of Strawberry Water by Tara Gould.

Buy the six Spotlight Books for £25.00 HERE.

Anne Hill, Sussex Life magazine Must-Reads for May 2020

25 April 2020

Sussex independent publisher Myriad Editions has joined forces with Creative Future and New Writing South to produce Spotlight Books, a collection of stylish, pocket-friendly novellas and poetry by writers from under-represented backgrounds.

Of the first six books, five are by Sussex-based authors. Tara Gould is one, with a beautifully-written tale of a motherless girl growing up to become a mother struggling against her destiny.

Hove resident Georgina Aboud’s story is very different: a disjointed account of scenes and events in an actress’ life as she prepares to return to the stage.

Judging by these excellent little books, Spotlight Books deserves success.

The Bristol Reader, Bookstagrammer

26 January 2020

Cora Vincent is a gorgeous and moving story of a failed actress struggling to come to terms with her past.

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