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An Insight Into Douglas Westcott’s Route to Authorship

9 November, 2018 in Uncategorized

Bestselling Bath author of Go Swift and Far and the newly released An Unfolding Soul talks us through his road to authorship and the immense influence of the Arvon Foundation.

At the age of sixty, and freshly retired from a business life, I nervously booked my first Arvon course at Totleigh Barton in order to fulfill a lifelong desire to write about an extraordinary early life.

As the only child of a young Polish girl, who fled to England after the First World War and left me orphaned at seventeen, the story was there, but I hadn’t the slightest idea of how to turn it into a novel.

Eight years and six courses later at each one of the marvellous venues, my first book

 ‘Go Swift and Far’ was ready for Christmas 2013. Now, five years later my second, ‘An Unfolding Soul’, is released for this years festivities. No small thanks to the guidance and encouragement of the tutors, including Joanne Harris and James Friel, who persuaded me to persevere, despite the ‘loneliness and frustration of the long distance writer.

I could not have done this without Arvon, which I congratulate on its recent fiftieth birthday.

Douglas Westcott

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Reviews

‘Westcott has done it again, masterfully capturing the essence of magnificent Bath’

Jenny Lippett

‘Westcott burnishes his well won reputation as the  Grand Master of intrigue with this much anticipated sequel to acclaimed Go Swift and Far ; nothing less than brilliant as with the deft hand of an ancient god  he manoeuvres  the fate of the great and  less than good of Bath across the chess board of life. Check mate ; but who wins …..’

Patrick McCloy

Just finished reading your second book An Unfolding Soul which I have enjoyed as much as your first. As a Bathonian of 77 years I find it so scary and truthful as we currently experience The Third Destruction of Bath.

Malcolm Mitchell

‘Hard on the heels of ‘Go Swift and Far’ comes this hugely enjoyable sequel and another success for Westcott’

Jack Jenkins

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