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An Unfolding Soul: Douglas Westcott’s latest novel to be published in September

1 August, 2018 in News, Uncategorized

Following the huge success of Douglas Westcott’s debut novel, Go Swift and Far – selling over 10,000 copies- Valley Spring Press is excited to announce that his long-anticipated second novel, An Unfolding Soul- a…

A Great Literary Souvenir of Bath

19 August, 2015 in Uncategorized

Writing under the pseudonym Douglas Westcott, Bloor made the career shift from business to books, debuting his recent novel, Go Swift and Far, the first in a projected trilogy of novels tracing the…

Case Study: Gordon Bloor

8 February, 2015 in News

Gordon Bloor writes under the pseudony Douglas Westcott and self-published his first novel, Go Swift and Far, with CPI. “CPI came by recommendation from another self-publishing author and also had…

Literature: Bloor Book Success

5 January, 2015 in News

Go Swift and Far, the locally written and produced novel all about Bath, has already been reprinted following strong sales. The book, which features real life Bath characters and is…

Enthusiasm, passion and sheer drive

19 August, 2014 in News

Mr Westcott has made Bath the backdrop to a cracking story of one man’s attempt to drag himself up the ladder from humble beginnings. Born in the wreckage of one of the few German…

In Your Own Write

19 August, 2014 in News

How do you publish a book? We talk to two local authors  who have ignored the traditional book publishing route and done it their own way by self-publishing their own novel. When…

Spotlight: What’s Making the News in Bath

19 May, 2014 in News

Following the recent success of hardback novel Go Swift and Far, it’s author, the Bath-based Gordon Bloor, launched his paperback version last month at the Theatre Royal’s 1805 Rooms. Attendees…

A Tragedy to Let Our Bookshops Die

19 April, 2014 in News

Can you imagine Bath without any bookshops? Could the city which was home to Jane Austen and Charles Dickens be without a shop to display their masterpieces? Read the Nancy…

Reviews

‘A great yarn. Douglas Westcott is a natural storyteller who very successfully weaves Bath’s history into a page turning tale.’

Michael Symons

‘History, passion and big business – an awesome combination, powerfully written.’

Trish Traynor

‘Breathes life into the historical city of Bath – a must read!’

Andrew Foulkes

‘Westcott blows away the myth that Bath is the graveyard of ambition.’

Patrick McCloy

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