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Welcome to Whitlock Close is going on tour with Rachel's Random Resources, if you wish to participate please contacme on with your name, blog name, preferred post type and availability. 

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Welcome to Whitlock Close by Karen Louise Hollis


Genre: Historical fiction (1980s), book club, women’s fiction

Tour Dates: 19th - 25th August 2022

Publication Date: May 2022

Standalone First book in the Whitlock Close series

Estimated Page Count: 262

Formats available: Kindle copy or PDF

Types of post available: Reviews (preferred) and basic promo / spotlight

Author Content Warning: Miscarriage, death in the Falklands war, addiction, attempted suicide, racism (nothing graphic)

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It’s 1981 and the Thorpe family – Robert, Sandra and their eleven-year-old daughter Louise – decide to move from the city of Lincoln to a village seven miles away. Moving into New Barnham, they must each find their place in a village where they know no-one and Louise has to start at a big new secondary school.

The cul-de-sac they move into has eight semi-detached houses. Behind each front door live people with their own lives, their own stories to tell. Soon the whole of Whitlock Close will become involved in each other’s lives, each other’s stories.

The village has its own events too and besides the households of Whitlock Close, we find out about the book club and the Village Twinning Committee, while Louise joins the City Gymnastics Club for her own adventures.

In a Close which has all types of people, and all ages from four years old to a man in his nineties, it is understandable that all kinds of emotions will be found here. From young love to the loneliness of widowhood, from temptation and addiction to fun and friendship, we find everything here in Whitlock Close.

And lots of dogs and cats.

About Karen Louise Hollis

 Karen Louise Hollis was born in Lincoln in 1969 and was brought up in a house full of notebooks and typewriters, with both her parents being journalists.

Her first self-published book was a poetry collection in 2003. Un-Conventional: 13 Years of Meeting the Stars of Doctor Who was published by Hirst Books in 2010 and subsequently republished by Lulu. Her biography of the actor Anthony Ainley was published by Fantom Publishing in 2015 and is available in hardback, paperback and audio CD.

She lives in Lincoln with her mother, her son and her cat and enjoys writing, reading, sewing, politics, history and watching gymnastics. This is her first novel.

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Blog Tour Schedule

Maximum 3 stops per day.  Confirmed blogs will appear here. 

19th August 

  1. Book Escapes with BabsW67

  2. SisterlySerendipity

  3. inspiredbypmdd

20th August 

  1. Scrapping&Playing

  2. jen_loves_reading

  3. Kim The Bookworm

21st August 

  1. Netsreadsbooks

  2. Karen K is reading

  3. Ceri's Little Blog

22nd August 

  1. Being Anne

  2. Tea Party Princess

  3. mrsbookburnee

23rd August 

  1. Ginger Book Geek

  2. @theweebookworm

  3. Leanne bookstagram

24th August 

  1. Stacey Hammond

  2. Chicks, Rogues and Scandals

  3. eBook Addicts

25th August 

  1. Niki Preston

  2. htdk2002.reads

  3. Bookish Dreamer

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