Borrowed Time

Borrowed TimeNaomi Alderman is the creator of the new Dr Who adventure from BBC Books, Borrowed Time (ISBN: 978-1849902335).

‘You want more time Mr Brown, of course you do. We all want more time. Let me make you an offer…’

Andrew Brown never has enough time. No time to call his sister, or to prepare for that important presentation at the bank where he works. The train’s late, the lift jams. If only he’d had just a little more time.

But time is the business of Mr Symington and Mr Blenkinsop. They’ll lend him some – at a very reasonable rate of interest.

An all-new adventure featuring the Doctor, Amy and Rory, as played by Matt Smith, Karen Gillan and Arthur Darvill in the hit series from BBC Television.

Naomi Alderman is author of the Broadsheet Story I Love You Crazy (August 2010).

Various Authors

Various AuthorsA new quarterly anthology of short stories launches this month. Various Authors is published by The Fiction Desk and comes in paperback or Kindle editions (ISBN 9780956784308).

The stories take the reader from the shores of Lake Garda in Italy to a hospital room in Utah, from a retirement home overlooking the Solent to an unusual school in the wilds of Scotland. They introduce characters like Daniel, a government employee looking for an escape, and William, who is—to put it mildly—a most remarkable dog. Among the tales is Dave Tough’s Luck by Broadsheet contributor Matthew Licht (A Train Incident – March 2011).

Publishing double for Trilby Kent

Trilby Kent (author of the September 2009 Broadsteet Stealing their Churches Behind Them) has two new books out this month.

Stones for my Father


Stones for My Father is published by Tundra Books (ISBN 978-1770492523). It is her second children’s novel, set against the harsh backdrop of laager and internment camp in South Africa during the Boer War.


Smoke Portrait

Smoke Portrait is Trilby Kent’s first novel for adults, published by Alma Books (ISBN 978-1846881299). Set in 1936, it describes an unlikely friendship between a Belgian teenager, Marten Kuypers, and Glen Phayre, an English woman in her twenties. Glen has left England to live with her aunt, who runs a tea plantation in Ceylon. She fills her days with good works, among them the task of writing letters to a Belgian prisoner. But the letters go astray, and are received instead by Marten, eager to discover the world outside his village.