It gives me very great pleasure to welcome Kirsty Ferry to Linda’s Book Bag today to stay in with me and tell me about one of her books.
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Staying in with Kirsty Ferry
Welcome to Linda’s Book Bag Kirsty. Thanks so much for staying in with me. Tell me, which of your books have you brought along to share this evening and why have you chosen it?
Hi Linda, thanks for inviting me! I’ve brought along The Girl in the Photograph. It’s just come out in paperback so I’m very loved up with it at the minute and keep ruffling the pages. Very satisfying – you can’t really do that with an ebook!
(Congratulations on the paperback release Kirsty. I know exactly what you mean about ruffling those pages. You don’t get that glorious new book smell from an ebook either!)
What can we expect from an evening in with The Girl in the Photograph?
You can, I hope, expect to be transported from winter and enjoy some sun, sea and warmth with Lissy and Stefano as they reconnect after seven years apart. Lissy has tried to put Stef behind her and swears she’s over him, but deep down there’s still a spark that refuses to go out. It takes some previous inhabitants of Sea Scarr Hall on the North Yorkshire coast to make Lissy realise that the sort of love she and Stef share, never ever goes away – and the ghosts of Julian and Lorelei should know that.
(The Girl in the Photograph sounds such a lovely read. I think I might have to break my own rules of not taking on anything new and add it to my TBR!)
What else have you brought along and why?
I’ve brought wine and chocolate – Lissy’s favourite indulgences for when she’s sitting on her decking, looking out to sea on a summer’s evening. I’ve also brought some sun tan lotion and flip flops. I’m going to have a little swim in the private cove myself, I think, and I don’t want sunburn or to stand on any sharp pebbles, thank you very much.
(I’d love a dip too. I’ll just fetch my cossie. In the mean time, maybe you’d better save the wine until after the swim?)
Thanks so much for staying in with me to tell me all about The Girl in the Photograph Kirsty. It sounds exactly my kind of read.
Thanks for having me – is okay if I just finish up this chocolate? Thanks. Yes. That’s lovely … just pop the rest in my handbag …
The Girl in the Photograph
What if the past was trying to teach you a lesson?
Staying alone in the shadow of an abandoned manor house in Yorkshire would be madness to some, but art enthusiast Lissy de Luca can’t wait. Lissy has her reasons for seeking isolation, and she wants to study the Staithes Group an artists commune active at the turn of the twentieth century.
Lissy is fascinated by the imposing Sea Scarr Hall but the deeper she delves, the stranger things get. A lonely figure patrols the cove at night, whilst a hidden painting leads to a chilling realisation. And then there’s the photograph of the girl; so beautiful she could be a mermaid … and so familiar.
As Lissy further immerses herself, she comes to an eerie conclusion: The occupants of Sea Scarr Hall are long gone, but they have a message for her and they’re going to make sure she gets it.
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About Kirsty Ferry
Kirsty Ferry is from the North East of England and lives there with her husband and son. She won the English Heritage/Belsay Hall National Creative Writing competition in 2009 and has had articles and short stories published in Peoples Friend, The Weekly News, It’s Fate, Vintage Script, Ghost Voices and First Edition. Her work also appears in several anthologies, incorporating such diverse themes as vampires, crime, angels and more.
Kirsty loves writing ghostly mysteries and interweaving fact and fiction. The research is almost as much fun as writing the book itself, and if she can add a wonderful setting and a dollop of history, that’s even better.
Her day job involves sharing a building with an eclectic collection of ghosts, which can often prove rather interesting.