Virtual Book Launch: PONDWEED by Lisa Blower


We are delighted to invite you to celebrate the publication of Lisa Blower’s new novel, Pondweed. Lisa will be in conversation with novelist Sharon Duggal at 7pm on Wednesday 8 July 2020, and the event will be streamed on Facebook live. Please join us on the night, and send questions in advance to [email protected].

Apparently, we spend almost two weeks of our life completely lost. That if you add up all the times you take a wrong turn or find yourself somewhere you don’t want to be, it equates to fourteen days of essentially being missing.

One Monday afternoon, around three o’clock, pond supplies salesman Selwyn Robby  arrives home towing the Toogood Aquatics exhibition caravan and orders his like-wife, Imogen ‘Ginny’ Dare, to get into the car. He’s taking her on a little holiday, he says. To Wales.

So begins their road trip west, via blasts from Selwyn’s past, and a fortnight’s journey of self-discovery for them both. But it’s a fishy business towing this caravan, with its saucy mermaid curtains and fully stocked bar, and Ginny must untangle the pondweed to get to the bottom of it, even it does mean unearthing her own murky past to find out.

‘Funny, moving, philosophical and wise. A road trip through life, loss, and the murky depths of the human heart. Utterly charming and utterly hilarious.’—Emma Jane Unsworth.

Officially published on Thursday 9 July 2020, Pondweed is available to preorder now via the Myriad website. Use the code MYREADATHOME for a 25% discount. All pre-orders will be immediately dispatched!

The event is the first in a series of online conversations between writers, hosted by Myriad Editions and New Writing South.