If washing powders can be ‘new and improved’, why not book covers? We’ve tweaked this one for the reprint. But now, if you hold it to the window, it’ll be so white that it’s blue… Did that ever make sense to anyone?
Great excitement at Strident towers… We’ve just heard that the ebook of Theresa Talbot‘s Penance is the #1 Best Seller on Amazon’s Religious Mystery chart! Congratulations, Theresa! You deserve to celebrate your success with a seat on a BBC sofa after that! (John Beattie, looking on, would appear to agree.)
We were excited to see The Irish Times covering the background to Theresa Talbot’s sparky crime novel Penance today. Ask most people and they’ll assume that all Magdalene Laundries were a) in Ireland and b) Catholic-run. Not so. Thus their headline – A Magdalene laundry that was neither Irish nor Catholic, and novel it inspired
Theresa Talbot was on STV Glasgow yesterday talking about the inspiration behind her sociological crime novel Penance, which has been causing a stir. Here’s the link to the STV Player – start at 32:58 in. TV was something new for Theresa – her natural environment is radio, thus her humorous memoir This Is What I Look…
Grab This Book has just posted this 5/5 review of Theresa Talbot‘s sociological crime novel Penance. Many thanks to the reviewer. Thanks also to Douglas Skelton for passing the book along, even with the odd name inscribed in it!
Theresa Talbot was a guest on BBC Radio Scotland’s The Janice Forsyth Show yesterday, talking about Magdalene Institutions and the writing of her sociological crime novel Penance. Interesting stuff. And if you click on this link you’ll be able to listen to the full interview.
This interesting and insightful interview with Penance and This Is What I Look Like author Theresa Talbot, this article also contains some excellent advice for aspiring authors. Many thanks to Vicki Goldman at Off-the-shelf book reviews for asking the great questions that generated Theresa’s answers.
When crime writer Michael J Malone writes a review it’s worth paying attention – he knows his stuff. And he’s just penned one here about Penance by Theresa Talbot. Don’t forget, you can read the first couple of chapters of Penance here.
Nip over to Books From Scotland‘s Caledonia Noir issue and you’ll be able to read the first 2 chapters of Theresa Talbot‘s controversial new sociological crime novel Penance. Enjoy! And you’ll shortly be able to read an interview with Theresa, with insights into how the book came about. Watch this space!
‘A brilliant debut by a writer who spins an unputdownable tale.’ Denise Mina, two-time winner of the Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year A controversial sociological crime novel inspired by the story of the riot that ultimately closed the snappily-titled Glasgow Magdalene Institution for the Repression of Vice and for the Reformation of Penitent…
The downside of being a traffic reporter must be that you lose the ability to use ‘I was delayed in traffic’ as an excuse for turning up late. But hopefully a short hop to Glasgow’s Mitchell Library from nearby BBC Scotland HQ will be straightforward for Beechgrove Potting Shed host and traffic presenter Theresa Talbot when she…