A writer of young adult horse-based fiction will appear at St Mary's Library on Tuesday.

Katharina Marcus will read from her latest novella Boy's Don't Ride from 4.30pm.


The book's synopsis reads: '17-year-old Tull has loved horses ever since he can remember but as the son of a single mum with more pressing things to pay for than riding lessons he’s never got closer than stroking them over the fence. 


'Until one day a chance encounter with the most unlikely of girls opens the door to his dream. The question is, is it still the same dream? And is he tough enough to prove he’s worth living it?'


Katharina, who will discuss the YA genre during her appearance, has also written Eleanor McGraw, a Pony Named Mouse & A Boy Called Fire and its sequel The Boy with the Amber Eyes.


In September, author Lin Treadgold will also be on the islands with her Scilly-set romance Goodbye, Henrietta Street


The novel tells the story of Pippa, whose marriage is breaking down following a personal tragedy. She holidays alone on the Isles of Scilly and finds herself falling for Norwegian naturalist Sven. She must then decide whether to return to her failing marriage or start a new life on the islands. 


Lin will sign copies of her book at Bourdeaux shop on St Mary's on September 6th and Tresco Abbey Garden on the 8th.

Image © Katharina Marcus

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