Author talk at Tunbridge Wells library

Meet author Melody Foreman who will be talking about her new book ‘Bomber girls’

Tuesday 24 February 7.00pm

Risking their lives and flying in all weathers, the Bomber Girls were the women pilots of the Air Transport Auxiliary. During World War II they flew Spitfires, Hurricanes and Lancaster Bombers from factories to RAF bases across Britain. Melody Foreman’s book charts the story of these brave and dedicated women.

Historical note – Pauline Gower, who was instrumental in setting up the women’s arm of the Air Transport Auxilliary, was born and grew up in Tunbridge Wells

Tickets are priced £1.00 and can be booked by contacting Tunbridge Wells library 03000 413131 or email

Pembury Library – Half Term

Pembury library is holding a special activity for children during half term – could you put the details on the Pembury village website?

Thursday 30 October from 2.30 – 4.00pm.
The activity is based on the popular Hairy Maclary books and will include storytelling and crafts.
Tickets are free, but places limited, so booking is advised.
telephone 03000 41 31 31 or email

Future event at Tunbridge Wells Library

The event is a special visit by the writers of ‘The Dreamers’, a musical based on the life of David Reginald Salomons, on Wednesday 1 October at 6.30pm.
David Reginald Salomons was the only son of David Salomons of Broomhill, Southborough.  He was killed along with many other soldiers on the Hythe when it was sunk during World War I.
The writers James Beeny and Gina Georgio will talk about the production ahead of its premiere at the Assembly Hall, Tunbridge Wells  They will be joined by some of the cast who will play a selection of songs from the show.
Tickets for the evening are free, but booking is advisable.
Telephone 03000 41 31 31 or email


Former Pembury Village News editor launches novel

Alison Morton, who edited the Pembury Village News for nine years and was an active member of Pembury Parish Council,  is returning to the area to launch her debut novel INCEPTIO, an alternate history thriller.

Alison and her husband Steve, are thrilled to be back. “We love our new life in France, but it seemed natural to be here for such an important event.”

So, when and where can you meet the author?

19 March 2013 at 7pm Pembury Library
Tickets in advance (FREE!) from the library, phone 01892 822278 or email

Alison will be talking about INCEPTIO, how she got from idea to print and signing copies bought on the evening.

So what’s it about?
Hunted by a killer, New Yorker Karen Brown flees to her mother’s mysterious homeland, Roma Nova. But a shocking discovery about her new lover, the fascinating but arrogant special forces officer Conrad Tellus who rescued her in America, isolates her.

 But the killer reaches into her new home. Unable to reply on anybody else, she undergoes intensive training, develops fighting skills and becomes an undercover cop. Crazy with bitterness at his past failures, the killer sets a trap for Karen, knowing she has no choice but to spring it…

More at

Praise for INCEPTIO

“Terrific. Brilliantly plotted original story, grippingly told and cleverly combining the historical with the futuristic. It’s a real edge-of-the-seat read, genuinely hard to put down.”
Sue Cook, writer and broadcaster

“Grips like a vice.  Excellent pace, great dialogue and concept.”
Adrian Magson, author of the Harry Tate spy novels and Lucas Rocco French detective series

“I loved it! Intriguing, unusual and thought-provoking. Karen develops from a girl anyone of us could know into one of the toughest heroines I’ve read for a while. Roma Nova was a world I really wanted to visit—and not just to meet Conrad—vivid and compelling. A pacey, suspenseful thriller with a truly dreadful villain, I can’t recommend INCEPTIO enough.”
Kate Johnson, author of The UnTied Kingdom

“Tense, fast-paced and deliciously inventive, Alison Morton’s INCEPTIO soon had me turning the pages. Very Dashiell Hammett.”
Victoria Lamb, author of The Queen’s Secret

“Gripping. Alison Morton creates a fully realised world of what could have been. Breathtaking action, suspense, political intrigue… INCEPTIO is a tour de force!”
Russell Whitfield, author of Gladiatrix and Roma Victrix

You can buy INCEPTIO here in Paperback and Kindle Editions:

UK: Paperback – INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)
UK: Kindle –  INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)

US: Paperback – INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)
US: Kindle – INCEPTIO (Roma Nova)