Sharing Saturday is a day late this week, because I spent yesterday in Bath in the company of the wonderful Stephanie Burgis, who was launching her latest YA Novel, “A Tangle of Magicks” in Waterstones on Milsom Street.
“Tangle” is a young adult Regency-era fantasy set in Bath, with notable scenes in the Circulating Library and the Pump Room, which is now a tea rooms (I can recommend the Bath Buns, but don’t go on a Saturday in summer unless you don’t mind queueing!). I’m looking forward to taking the book to Bath for the day and touring the locations!
“Tangle of Magicks” stands alone, but it is the sequel to Stephanie’s first novel “A Most Improper Magick” (“Kat Incorrigible” in the USA). “Improper Magick” introduced the adorable and incorrigible twelve-year-old Kat Stephenson, youngest daughter of a vicar and a witch, who cuts off her hair and runs away to be a highwayman, getting as far as the front gate before she’s caught and frogmarched home again. How she discovered her inner powers, saves her family fortune, and finds suitable husbands for her older sisters, makes an enchanting and hilarious story reminiscent of Diana Wynne Jones.
Stephanie, who lives in South Wales with her husband and son, had a short story included in “Future Bristol”, and will be appearing on a panel at BristolCon ’11.
“A Tangle of Magicks” and “A Most Improper Magick” are published by Templar Books and are available from Amazon.
Pictures of our fantastic day out in Bath can be found on Stephanie’s blog, which is here : http://www.stephanieburgis.com/