"In Anna and the Snake Queen Jill Clough makes magic real, and reality magical." Caroline Moir, author of 'Brockenspectre'
"Absolutely magical, and so beautifully written! I found this a fascinating book.' Jilly Cooper, best-selling author
"Storytelling at its best – themes of first love, adoption, the finding of self, seamlessly woven in to give a story of depth and character." Amazon
Jill Clough is a former teacher, headteacher and educational consultant who is now fulfilling her teenage ambition to write fiction. She has lived in the Lake District for 20 years and never wants to leave. All her novels are set in Cumbria. She spends hours photographing and mapping the area to make sure her readers can follow the experiences of her protagonists. Her first published novel, Morph, won the Lakeland Book of the Year Award for Fiction in 2019. Anna and the Snake Queen came out in 2020, If Dreams Should Die was published in 2022; and all are found at jillclough.co.uk
Nick Wharton is well-known throughout the British climbing community for his intrepid approach to "Trad" climbing, which he's adopted on climbs all around the UK and abroad, but predominantly in the Lake District. Swallow Books contributed to the planning and manuscript editing of his book How Hard Can It Be?, which he published in 2021 under his own name. You can find out more about Nick and his amazing story at nickwharton.co.uk
AIt is spring 1802 in the English Lake District. Luke, the prodigal son of a Lakeland shepherd, is drawn back into the land of his birth – retreating from a life undone, seeking solace and redemption. Hidden amid this rural paradise Luke stumbles upon the enigmatic Dorothy – enthralled by nature, passionate, withdrawn, simmering in the shadow of her overbearing brother and poet, William Wordsworth. Luke and Dorothy’s worlds collide, their hearts entangle – stirring up in her such powerful forces that her quiet life of devotion to her brother is torn apart forever.
Dance with the Daffodils reached Number 3 on Amazon UK's literary fiction bestseller list in summer 2022