Cloudberry Castle

The name Janey Louise Jones has become synonymous with the extremely popular Princess Poppy Series. Now Edinburgh based Jones develops a new heroine, Katie Mackenzie, who tells us the story of her love for ballet.

When the Mackenzie family’s neighbour dies, leaving them the old castle, it seems as though they will not be able to afford to keep it – but Katie can’t bear to see it sold to a hotel chain and makes plans to open it as a ballet school. Why she doesn’t involve her parents in her plans is slightly unconvincing but glossing over that, this is going to be a hugely enjoyable book for ballet fans as well as fans of spooky old castles.

This is a story of believing you can do anything you want, not necessarily easily, this isn’t a place for dreamers, but with sensible research and planning. It’s a hopeful message.

Cloudberry Castle (Kelpies) can be purchased here from Amazon.

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Suse Coon

Suse Coon started life training to be an architect but ended up as a fashion buyer then civil servant. After some time out to bring up her family of three, she returned to what had been a hobby and entered the field of freelance journalism. After becoming regional correspondent, then editor of the orienteering magazine CompassSport, she formed Pages Editorial & Publishing Services. In this guise, West Lothian Life was launched, while Suse maintained a level of freelancing and wrote the award winning children's novel Richard's Castle. In 1999, Suse bought over CompassSport and found her time taken up pretty well exclusively with the two magazines. In 2004, West Lothian Life was expanded to form Lothian Life, however, the workload was too great. In 2006, CompassSport was sold and Suse concentrated on the web version of Lothian Life. Her hobbies include gardening, orienteering, sea kayaking and Tai Chi.

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