In Margate by Lunchtime is Maggie Harris’s second collection of short stories; a follow-up to Canterbury Tales on a Cockcrow Morning. Not only did she write the stories, but her drawings feature on the book’s cover – parakeets, which now live wild in the seaside towns of Thanet, and a mermaid on a Vespa against the background of Margate sands.
Here is what John Lavin has to say about the stories:
A complex love letter to the Kent coastline that Harris moved to when she was a teenager, In Margate By Lunchtime is an accomplished examination of displacement and discovery. Written in a vibrant prose style that – especially in its use of colour and poetic rhythm – also recalls the landscape of the author’s native Guyana, these stories linger in the mind, posing difficult questions and providing unexpected answers.
John Lavin, Fiction Editor, Wales Arts Review
Add in a copy of Canterbury Tales on a Cockcrow Morning for another £10 and Postage and packing is free.
Maggie will be launching In Margate by Lunchtime at The Beaney, Canterbury on 16 April 2015. There will also be a creative writing workshop on 18 April at the same venue. For more details, go to Events.