Shop sells out of Whittlesey mum’s debut novel on official launch night
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A book shop sold out of copies of a Whittlesey mum’s debut novel when she officially launched the title at their Peterborough store.
Eva Jordan wrote the book, 183 times a year, as a tale about family pressures, discovering boundaries and the loving, if at times strained, bond between a mother and her daughter.
It has been so well received that she has already been commissioned to write a second novel by her publisher.
Eva said: “I wanted to show people the extraordinary among the ordinary.
“Despite living in a world of advanced technology, where everything is available to us, smart phone in hand of course, it also feels, at times, like a lonelier, more insular place.
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“It’s easy to believe when scrolling through our friend’s social media pages that somehow everyone else has got it right and yours is the only dysfunctional family on the planet – which just isn’t true of course.”
Eva studied at Peterborough Regional College and was encouraged by her tutors to study for a degree in English and History through Anglia Ruskin University.
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Being a mother of two children she said it was challenging at times but she persevered with the encouragement of her peers and tutors.
Her book was inspired by the women in her life including her mother, daughters and good friends and she says it is a light hearted exploration of domestic love, hate, strength and ultimately friendship including the complex and diverse relationship between a mother and daughter.
She said: “It feels amazing to have my own book launch. It’s been a life-long ambition and one I’m happy to say I have now achieved.”
Joining her on the official launch night were local authors Ross Greenwood and Jane E James.