The Gossips’ Choice, a seventeenth century ‘Call the Midwife’, will be published in 2020. The novel is based on the extensive research by the author, Dr Sara Read of Loughborough University.
If you want to find out more behind the real lives of 17th century midwives then Dr Read’s entry in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography on a seventeenth-century midwife called Elizabeth Whipp.
This is a summary of the entry:
Elizabeth Whipp [née Worsup] (d. 1646) was a licensed midwife who practised over decades. Whipp, alongside another midwife Hester Shaw, successfully petitioned Charles I to resist the encroachment of Dr Peter Chamberlin, a member of the College of Physicians, who had petitioned the king to put the regulation of midwives under his sole jurisdiction.
We are delighted to announce our new author - Sara Read. Dr Sara Read’s debut novel The Gossips’ Choice is an historical novel set in the seventeenth century. In early modern England, the word ‘gossip’ referred to a companion in childbirth. The Gossips' Choice is the intriguing story of a midwife caught up in the politics of a post revolutionary England.
The debut collection, GHOSTS, from our exciting young poet, Nick Conroy, is now available. Congratulations to Nick for a fantastic start to what will surely be the first of many great works.
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The Kindle edition of Sea Babies by Tracey Scott-Townsend is now available from Amazon.
“Really good book. Kept me enthralled. First book I have read by this author and will definitely read more.”
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We have a busy year ahead so we have now added an events page so you can come and see us on the road.
"I started reading Ghosts by @Nick_Conroy on the bus and got that engrossed in it, I missed my stop and the last stop and all the lights went out! That's the sign of a good book, that is."
- Dean Wilson (Poet)
R. M. Francis is the newest author to join the Wild Pressed team. Rob is already an established poet and we are excited that he has chosen Wild Pressed to publish his debut novel.
His debut book BELLA will be published in Spring 2020.
Wild Pressed Books were delighted to be hosted by the Embassy of Iceland in London for the launch of And the Swans began to Sing by Thora Karitas Arnadottir.