Catchy Quote about 'Tizzie' from the The Wishing Shelf Awards.
‘A vivid look at child slavery in the 1800s. Powerful and moving.’
Tizzie by p.d.r.lindsay
There's no slavery in the Yorkshire Dales, not in 1887, not ever. But loving families use artful schemes to enslave the innocent. Twenty nine year-old Tizzie is such an innocent. She has worked herself down to skin & bones as a dairymaid on the farm of her 'dear' brother, Jack, his Scottish wife, Maggie, their three boys and one girl, Agnes. Expert at many things, though not in spotting conniving entrapment, Tizzie longs to see that young Agnes will not suffer her spinster fate. In trying to help Agnes find an education and avoid a life of drudgery in their male-dominated world, Tizzie begins to suspect and then uncover Jack & Maggie's treachery, & the family's plots to enslave and use up Agnes too. With only her wits to guide her, Tizzie tries to right years of wrongs and set Agnes free.
As a semi-finalist in the M.M. Bennett Historical Fiction Award I was interviewed and ‘Tizzie’ reviewed by writer and blogger, Steve Wiefenstein. Check out his blog here. Look for the June 12th entry headed M. M. Bennetts Finalist Review and Interview 6
'Tizzie' was a finalist in the The Wishing Shelf Awards, and was read by 37 of their special readers who gave this Specific Feedback:
Author: P D R Lindsay,
Star Rating: 5 stars,
Cover 8/10, Editing 9/10, Plot/Pacing 7/10, Writing Style 10/10
A charming review of 'Tizzie' was posted at the Review blog spot by Louise Rule
The Historical Novel Society have published an excellent review here. And, icing on the cake, 'Tizzie' was chosen as the editor's choice and was long listed in the Historical Novel Society's Indie Novel Award 2016.
South Canterbury radio also interviewed me about 'Tizzie' and writing in general.
You can listen to the fun we had during the interview by tuning in to the podcasts on the Plains Radio 96.9 FM Canterbury.