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New Cover Reveal for ‘Murder, Now and Then’

New Cover Reveal for ‘Murder, Now and Then’.

The updated version of my novel will be released on Friday 12th July as an e book on Kindle, initially.

The paperback will follow shortly:

Released on Kindle 12th July 2019

This will be followed in the autumn by my new novel, the next in this Mystery Series.



Filed under Events, Murder Now and Then, WW1

Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home now available on Kindle worldwide! 08/11/2012

Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home

This is the second novel in The Riduna Series by Diana Jackson



Local historian in the history of aviation in the Southampton area,

Colin van Geffen writes:

“In Ancasta, against the background of the new 20th century, we are re-introduced to the progress of life for the next generation from Riduna, Diana Jackson’s first novel, of the growing Newton family, now living at Woolston, near Southampton on the south coast of England. The author succeeds in jolting the reader’s emotions to give a clear understanding of how things were for so many ‘ordinary’ people in those dark days of wartime. No families were spared the loss or sacrifice of a loved one, but life had to go on.”

Diana writes:

Why is the novel called Ancasta ~ Guide me Swiftly Home?

The River Itchen, important in Roman Times when Southampton was already a strategic port, was blessed by the Goddess Ancasta whom the Romans prayed to for the swift and safe return of their vessels.

Will each member of the family return safely from the Great War which takes Harriet’s sons as far away as Turkey and India?

Will the roles of women, especially Harriet and her headstrong daughter Sarah, empowered by the daunting responsibility of their loved ones so far away, change their lives forever?

Will the island of Riduna, so deep in Harriet’s soul continue to caste its magic over Sarah too?

Ancasta tells the story of Harriet’s family from 1910 to 1920 as it weaves tightly through this period in Woolston’s history, with the birth of Supermarine, early flying boat production and The Schneider Trophy, though the excitement of this new age in flight is marred by the destruction of The Great War.

Ancasta is available or can be ordered through any good bookshop or can be bought online in the UK:

AMAZON paperback                     AMAZON ~ Kindle version                  WATERSTONES ~on line

or in the rest of the world:

AMAZON USA                    AMAZON INDIA                    AMAZON FRANCE                      AMAZON GERMANY

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