An English Lecturer at Coleg Cambria has had her second novel published.
Caroline Ross, who is a teacher at Yale has recently had her second novel published by Welsh Publisher, Honno. Following on from her successful 2008 début, The War Before Mine, Caroline Ross’s second novel ‘Small Scale Tour’ is set in Newcastle on Tyne and focuses on the glory days of community theatre in the 1970s and 1980s. The story is narrated through the main character, Ham, who now works in a corner shop but spends his time looking back thirty years to the heyday of the community theatre group.
Caroline has worked at the Yale site for fourteen years where she has taught creative writing as well as English.
‘Small Scale Tour’ is Waterstones Welsh Book of the Month for November. Caroline will launch the book at Waterstones in Wrexham at 6.15pm on 28th November.
Coleg Cambria English Lecturer, Caroline Ross said: “I spent several years in Newcastle Upon Tyne in my 20s, and it was where I met my husband, who directed a theatre company up there. I spent a lot of evenings lugging scenery about because the company toured all over the north. The actors were such fun-loving and down to earth characters. This experience inspired the novel, although it is a work of fiction of course.
“Coleg Cambria has supported me in my writing for which I am very grateful. I’ve enjoyed teaching many young people in Wrexham over the last fourteen years, and it would be lovely to see some of them at the launch on the 28th.”