143: Set of signed books by EILEEN RAMSAY

ITEM: I’m offering signed hardback copies of my four most recent novels; ‘Someday, Somewhere‘, ‘A Way of Forgiving‘, ‘The Stuff of Dreams‘ and ‘Rainbow’s End‘.

Someday, Somewhere was shortlisted for the Romantic Novel of the year in 2004. This is the story of a life long love affair between a great French tenor and a young English artist, told through the paintings that she painted of him and which were found in an attic after both protagonists had died.

A Way of Forgiving, the story of a great Italian pianist and his love for his English wife. They are divorced when the story starts and the novel deals with the causes of the breakdown and the struggle to rebuild their lives and their love.

The Stuff of Dreams A mysterious woman buys a restored cottage in a tiny Scottish village and rumours spread. Is she the once famous actress who went to prison and then a mental hospital for murdering her lover, one of the greatest actors of the English stage? Two young people, a Franciscan monk, a deerhound called Thane, and an elderly lawyer set out to discover the truth of what really happened – and they do.

Rainbow’s End Four friends, music graduates, share a flat in Edinburgh as they try to find work. One is a violinist with a wealthy father, one a singer who’s family think she should sing only in a church, one a pianist/composer who is struggling with his sexuality, and the fourth a would-be conductor. She wins a conducting competition and is to study under the charismatic and brilliant Karel. Will she find a place in a male dominated world and is someone deliberately ruining her chances, and can two people find happiness if their work takes them constantly to different parts of the world?

BIO: I’m Scottish but have lived and been educated both here and in the United States and in Mexico.

After college I became a teacher but have always written and my first publications were in California when my sons were small. So far I have written around thirty books, both for adults and for children, serials and short stories.

I have been Hon Sec of both the RNA and The Society of Authors in Scotland and my books are widely translated.