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Two Outstanding Authors

Portrait photograph of author Salley Vickers

Salley Vickers’ latest book, Where Three Roads Meet is set both in 1938 pre-war London and Ancient Greece. This moving novel revisits the crime committed in the famed myth of Oedipus which still has disturbing reverberations for us all. The novel’s protagonist is Sigmund Freud. The psychologist is permitted to leave Vienna by the Nazis and seeks refuge in a house in Hampstead while he battles with cancer. Here he meets a mysterious character who comes and goes with Freud’s state of health and the two stories become entwined.

As well as being the author of such widely acclaimed novels as Miss Garnet’s Angel, Instances of the Number 3, The Other Side of You and Mr Golightly’s Holiday, Salley Vickers is a trained analytical psychologist. She lectures widely on the connections between literature, psychology and religion. Salley lives and works in London and Bath.

'Gentleness of perception and sharpness of intellect... sustains you long after the last page'
Bel Mooney, The Times

'Moving, utterly engrossing'
Elena Seymenliyska, Guardian

Portrait photograph of author Jasvinder Sanghera

Jasvinder Sanghera has been nominated as 2007's 'Woman of the Year' for campaigning for the rights of victims of forced marriage, domestic violence and honour killings. Jasvinder dared to refuse her own forced marriage when aged 16 she fled to Newcastle, ending up penniless and homeless but determined to finish school and university. Through her book 'Shame' and other work, she has broken the wall of silence by sharing her experiences and those of her six older sisters who were all taken to India to enter abusive, oppressive marriages. The burden proved too testing for one of them who could cope no longer and died by setting herself on fire.

Jasvinder graduated from Derby University aged 29. She has married twice and has three lovely children. Jasvinder has been able to rebuild her life but at a cost; she has had to cope with over 20 death threats from members of her own family who still want to silence her. She is Director of the charity Karma Nirvana, frequently putting herself at risk whilst helping those who are unable to help themselves.

'Shame is an inspiring book, not least because of its honesty'
The Sunday Times

'Unbeaten and eloquent'
Evening Standard

'A success story to inspire anyone'
Time Magazine

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