Tuesday, 21 April 2020

The Princess Of Felling by Elaine Cusack - Blog Tour Review


Life Of A Nerdish Mum is happy to be taking part in the blog tour celebrating The Princess Of Felling by Elaine Cusack. I'm sharing my thoughts about the book on my stop. Huge thanks to both Anne Cater and the author for having me along.

The Princess Of Felling

The Princess of Felling describes Elaine’s childhood and adolescence growing up on Tyneside in the 1970s and 1980s. The book pays homage to her home town of Felling on Tyne and is an extended, loving letter to her late parents. 
This illustrated poetic memoir features a Foreword by Michael Chaplin, photographs of Felling taken in summer 2018 by Rossena Petcova and unique maps by poet and artist Steve Lancaster. 
The book contains reminiscences by Felling folk plus guest appearances by Nick Heyward, David Almond, Tracey Thorn, Sir Kingsley Amis, The Reverend Richard Coles, Lady Elsie Robson, U.A. Fanthorpe, Gyles Brandreth and more

My Review

What an absolutely lovely book. I felt really privileged to have such personal memories shared with me. They evoked a range of emotions from happy to sad, but left me feeling warm by the end.

I really enjoyed the mix of stories, poems and pictures. It gave the book it's character and it felt like a friend talking to you. I felt like I knew the people and places and I was very invested in them. The maps as well helped with feeling fully part of everything as I could visualise being there.

I thoroughly enjoyed the whole experience of reading The Princess Of Felling and I'd really recommend it to others.

I gave this book 5 stars

About The Author


Find out more about Elaine’s writing and forthcoming gigs by visiting www.dipdoomagazoo.wordpress.com, www.ticketsource.co.uk/cusackmansions and by liking her Elaine Cusack writer page on Facebook

Don't Forget To Check Out The Rest Of The Tour


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