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Top writer in Ulster to sign her new book

By Eddie McIlwaine

Superwoman is on her way. Or in other words fiction writer Josephine Cox, a winner of the Superwoman of Great Britain Award, will be signing copies of her new novel The Loner in Easons of Donegall Place, Belfast next Wednesday, October 10 at noon.

The Loner (Harper Collins paperback £3.99) is set in and around her home town of Blackburn and is the tale of young Davie in search of his long-lost father, helped by his childhood sweetheart Kathleen.

Josephine, one of a family of 10, left school early, married at 16 and had two sons with husband Ken before being offered a place at Cambridge.

"But I became a writer and a teacher instead," she said. "Now I write full-time and I love re-creating characters from my own past. I couldn't imagine a single day without writing."

It was her sons who entered her for the Superwoman award of which she was a runaway winner.

Previous Cox titles include Journey's End, The Journey, Live the Dream and Lover and Liars.

"And they are all hugely popular with women readers here," admitted Trevor Proctor, in charge of books at Easons.

Meanwhile, Ulster writer Mary Larkin will be in Belfast on Saturday, October 13 at noon signing copies of her new novel Painful Decisions (Little Brown £7.99) in Easons.

And Barbara Best-McNarry will be signing copies of Our George (Gill-MacMillan) which is the intimate story of her brother, the late football legend George Best, at Easons on Saturday, October 20 (12.30pm) and at Easons in Lisburn (3pm).

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