September 27th, 2016

Lickey End teacher releases first novel

Lickey End teacher releases first novel Lickey End teacher releases first novel
Therese Down with her new book. (s)

LICKEY End schoolteacher Therese Down hopes to have a best seller on her hands with her first novel Only with Blood.

The novel has already been snapped up by major Oxford based publisher Lion Hudson.

And there will be a second novel to follow when The End of Law is published in January.

Therese, who is Head of English at Solihull Sixth Form College, claimed: “I’ve been very lucky.

“I have a friend who also has work published by Lion Hudson and she sent them some of my work.

“They liked it and gave me a two novel contract.”

Both novels are set during the Second World War – the first, ‘Only with Blood’ is based in Ireland where Therese hails from, while her second novel is situated in Berlin.

Therese revealed: “ I wrote the first novel ‘Only with Blood’ 20 years ago, but I’ve since edited and then re-written it for the publishers.

“It’s a dream come true to be a writer, but I’ve been teaching for over 20 years and I love the job and wouldn’t want to give it up.”

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