They say a picture is worth a thousand words. As a writer, I’m programmed to go for the words but today I'll keep quiet and let these photos tell their own story. They were taken in Tirana and from Mount Dajti (1,613 metres), where a twenty-minute cable car ride promises - and delivers - amazing views of the city.Albania is a fascinating country and the setting for the opening chapters of my novel After Leaving the Village to be published in October by Hashtag Press.
The Modern Slavery Helpline run by the charity Unseen UK is at risk of closing if new funding can't be raised. I'm re-sharing a blog I wrote recently for Unseen that explains why I support their work. If you want to help the appeal, the link to their website is below.
Thanks to the publisher for sending me an advance copy of The Rule Breaker's Guide to Step Up and Stand Out by saxophonist, poet, speaker and performer, Georgia Varjas. Here is my review.
This article first appeared as a guest post as part of my blog tour for Lies Behind the Ruin. I'm grateful to Books, Life and Everything for hosting me and have included the link to the website.