Posts Tagged ‘That Burning Summer’

  1. Channel Radio Competition


    November 13, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    Romney Marsh’s 24/7 radio station, Channel Radio, and Kent law firm Gullands are offering a copy of Romney Marsh set THAT BURNING SUMMER in a Twitter competition.  Just follow @Gullands_HR_Law with #businessbunker (that’s the name of the programme) and look forward to the announcement of the winner on Tuesday 4th Feb. (Thanks to Amanda Finn!)



  2. News and Pictures


    October 18, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    Huge thanks to everyone who came to Review bookshop to welcome That Burning Summer into the world on October 4th – was that really a fortnight ago? And was it really only a year since we’d been at Cable Street, singing and celebrating the birth of A World Between Us, Hot Key’s fourth ever title? keep reading

  3. New book, new look!


    October 3, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    I’m delighted with the new design of this website – huge thanks to Jan Bielecki and Cait Davies in particular for making it happen. And on a day which is anything but burning or summery, it has been lovely just now to walk into a nearby bookshop and see a copy of my newborn title nestling happily on the shelf next to A World Between Us.  The shop was Dulwich Books, as it happens (as you may

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  4. In praise of cross-fertilisation


    September 10, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    In the past week my work as a writer has taken me to Edinburgh to participate in a conference on transgressive sexualities in the eighteenth century, to the opening of a new exhibition at London’s Guildhall (Victoriana: The Art of Revival) and on Friday, to my first ever football match – England at Wembley, no less.  Before the game, a lively Moldovan folk band swapped tunes and dance styles with English brassplayers and bodypoppers.  There is a theme here, I promise you. keep reading

  5. Book Genes


    August 5, 2013 by Lydia Syson

    Every book has its own peculiar literary heritage, a kind of textual DNA that can be as hard to map as the Genome Project. I’m in danger of muddling my metaphors here, but I thought I’d write today about some of the book genes that have fed into That Burning Summer, books I first read or had read to me so long ago they were half-forgotten when I started writing this new novel.  I was vaguely conscious of a few of these influences from the outset; others gradually dawned on me as I wrote, or have even been revealed since. keep reading

"A mesmerising portrait of a family unravelling" THE TIMES (Best historical fiction in 2018)

"Powerful, intense and beautiful" HISTORICAL NOVEL REVIEW

"This tense, evocative, richly-imagined novel conjures the voices of a strange time and place, and makes them universal" EMMA DARWIN

"A wonderful book" CAROL DRINKWATER

"A fantastic historical fiction debut" THE BOOKSELLER

"Syson brings history alive" THE OBSERVER

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