An Unfolding Soul: Douglas Westcott’s latest novel to be published in September

1 August, 2018 in News

Following the huge success of Douglas Westcott’s debut novel, Go Swift and Far – selling over 10,000 copies- Valley Spring Press is excited to announce that his long-anticipated second novel, An Unfolding Soul- a tale of Bath, will be published and launched on September 20th.

An Unfolding Soul- a tale of Bath continues the coming of age saga, set in the early sixties and seventies. It can easily be read as a stand-alone novel.

At the core of this novel, there is a deeply human story which paints a vivid, interesting and surprising portrait of Bath, shining a spotlight on little-known aspects of the city’s past. Business, politics and history are interwoven in this page-turning novel, with Westcott’s engaging prose filled with moments of cultural interest, humour, and ultimately, hope.

The hardback of this exciting new novel will be released on September 20th.

If you would like to purchase a signed copy of An Unfolding Soul- a tale of Bath, you will be able to pre-order a copy HERE. Coming very soon and for a limited time only, we are offering a 25% discount on all pre-orders.

Douglas Westcott will sign all pre-ordered books with a personalised message. This will make an ideal Christmas present for anyone interested in the extraordinary and unique city of Bath.

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“Douglas Westcott’s ability to take history and make it interesting, dynamic and personal makes An Unfolding Soul the most enjoyable of reads!”

Steve Travis – Mercer Island, Washington USA

“Extraordinarily interesting for many different reasons …These books made our stay in Bath an even more exciting experience … As a university lecturer in English Literature I am fascinated with contemporary stories of life in Bath … I could not put the book away. Ian’s life is such a captivating story.”

Ewa Welnic – Bydgoszcz, Poland

‘Breathes life into the historical city of Bath – a must read!’

Andrew Foulkes

‘I loved this book. Full of fascinating history, very exciting and I look forward to the sequel.’

Sarah Lewis

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