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#TFBookClub reads “Exquisite” set in the LAKE DISTRICT

19th August 2017

#TFBookClub September/October 2017

Our first three outings for the #TFBookClub have been a great success. We have been #OnLiteraryLocation with Rosanna Ley’s The Little Theatre By The Sea (SARDINIA), we have explored the sense of history in PRAGUE, reading Prague Nights by Benjamin Black, and we have been on a real adventure to CENTRAL AMERICA with Maile Meloy’s Do Not Become Alarmed.

Exquisite by Sarah Stovell is set in NORTHUMBERLAND and the LAKE DISTRICT. It was recommended as one of the top reads Summer of 2017!


Come and join us reading this book! It is a chilling, exquisitely written and evocative thriller set in the Lake District, centring on the obsessive relationship that develops between two writers. One already has it all, the other is drifting through life….

To get the ball rolling, the publisher has kindly offered the #TFBookClub a number of paperback copies (UK only) and a number of digital copies (via NetGalley) for those who prefer that format, and for those who are outside the UK.

If you would like to apply for a copy to read along with us during September and early October 2017, just leave a COMMENT below about your thoughts on the Lake District… it’s a beautiful part of the world!

Please tell us whether you prefer paper (UK only) or digital or either – by midnight, 31st August 2017. The first names out of the hat on SATURDAY 1st September 2017 will be sent copies by the publisher. After that we can all get stuck in and share our thoughts over the subsequent weeks.

We will be in touch at the beginning of September if you are one of our lucky readers! Don’t forget, applications close midnight, 31st August.

Thank you to Orenda Books for supporting the #TFBookClub.

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  1. User: Sue Harrison

    Posted on: 24/08/2017 at 4:51 am

    An area that is so good for the soul!!Would love to read along with you


  2. User: Sylvia Cobersy

    Posted on: 21/08/2017 at 11:16 am

    I spent a wonderful few days break in the Lake District many years ago. The scenery was stunning, as were the walks and the tea shops! Please can I have a digital copy if I should win.


  3. User: Sylvia Cobersy

    Posted on: 21/08/2017 at 11:15 am

    I spent a short holiday in the Lake District many years ago, the scenery was stunning, as were the walks and the tea shops! If I win a copy, I would prefer a digital copy please.


  4. User: Janine Phillips

    Posted on: 21/08/2017 at 9:02 am

    I would love a paper copy pretty please x


  5. User: Sharon Mead

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 9:07 pm

    never been there, just past on the train, but beatrix potter can not be wrong! Paper please


  6. User: Anne Thompson

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 7:31 pm

    I love a paper copy and as a resident of the Lake District, I am obviously biased but it is a beautiful area.


  7. User: Ruth Carson-Byrne

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 7:24 pm

    I love the Lake District, the scenery is gorgeous and I really enjoy wildlife watching up there. Living in Manchester, it’s not too far way from me either.


  8. User: Amy Edwards

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 6:31 pm

    Such a beautiful part of the country- no need to go abroad! Many walks with our beagle who loves it just as much as we do! Would prefer paper copy please, thank you.


    1 Comment

    • User: tripfiction

      Posted on: 02/09/2017 at 1:12 pm

      Hi Amy – I have tried to get in touch about sending you a copy of Exquisite but I get an e mail bounce back. Can you get in touch? Thanks. Tina


  9. User: Rose Stephenson

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 4:37 pm

    We have only been through the Lake District to go to Scotland. The Westmoreland service station is a great midway stop off point. My preferred choice is paperback.


  10. User: Pat Stubbs

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 3:07 pm

    Just back from The Lake District where my daughter is lucky enough to live. Such beautiful scenery. I wouold love apaper copy of this book please



    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 3:01 pm

    the Lake District is a beautiful area of England,if I were to be luck and be able to get a paper copy of this book,I could easily imagine all the action set there..Fingers crossed!


  12. User: David Gilchrist

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 2:39 pm

    I love the lakes, particularly the Northern ones like Ullswater, spent a great deal of time there. Any books set in the area appeal to me and I would love to read this one.


  13. User: Linda Rumsey

    Posted on: 20/08/2017 at 10:05 am

    I am visiting the Lake District for the first time next week – looks beautiful! I’d like a paper copy of the book please.


  14. User: Col

    Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 8:44 pm

    Love the Lake District which is stunning whatever time of year you visit. Recommend a boat trip but on my to do list is the little island which swallows and amazons was based! And the pencil museum in Keswick 😉 I would like a paperback please


  15. User: Laura Chapman

    Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 6:45 pm

    I absolutely love the Lake District, such a stunning and beautiful part of the world with so many excellent walks. If I won, I would prefer a paper copy please.

    Laura x


  16. User: Amy Rodriguez

    Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 6:30 pm

    I have seen photos of the lake district and heard how beautiful it is. I would love to visit someday. It would be great to read this book and learn more about it. I would like an electronic copy please.


  17. User: Elspeth Pyper

    Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 5:56 pm

    To me the Lake District is the most beautiful place in Britain with all its lovely scenery.I would like to read a paper copy please.


  18. User: Claire Harris

    Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 5:50 pm

    I would love to participate! Prefer a paper copy, thank you!
    I have never been to the Lake District, I am waiting until I can only manage UK coach holidays and will then go! 🙂
    I would like to see the surroundings that inspired Beatrice Potter!


  19. User: Rachel Bridgeman

    Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 4:37 pm

    Hi TripFiction,I would love to be a part of this ! May I put myself down for paper please,thank you


    1 Comment

    • User: Sara Hill

      Posted on: 19/08/2017 at 5:53 pm

      I love the Lake District and actually had my first honeymoon in Borrowdale in a tent!! I was very young and foolish then some 50 years ago! I have visited in a campervan and taken my grandson to see many of the beautiful lakes and mountains. My most recent trip was a weekend in a small hotel which was a birthday present from my son. Hopefully I will revisit before long taking my precious Wainwright walking guides with me.


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