You might remember that I chatted with London author Trilby Kent after the publication of her first book “Medina Hill”. Trilby now has TWO new books out – one for adults and another for children. I had the chance to ask Trilby a few questions about her work.
(Just a note — DISCLAIMER — yes, I know Trilby. Yes, I’ve known her since she was a little girl. Yes, some would say this would make me biased towards her work. However, I truly believe that even if you haven’t known Trilby since she was a youngster, you, too, would find her brilliant, talented, and quite charming).
“Marten decides to reply to Glen in the guise of the grown-up prisoner she is expecting to hear from, and as their correspondence evolves, they both assume identities that, while false in many respects, remain true to their own selves in other ways. Gradually they come to depend on each other, and their pen friendship proves to be crucial when events in their real lives take on a darker, more threatening turn in the shadow of the impending world war.”
‘Stones for my Father’ is a YA novel, published in Canada and the U.S. It follows a 12 year-old girl through the darkest days of the Anglo-Boer war, through a trek across the battle-scarred Transvaal and internment in a British concentration camp. Amid the suffering and hardship, a figure of hope emerges in the form of a Canadian soldier with whom she forms a tentative friendship.
Thanks for taking the time to chat with us, Trilby!! I can’t wait to read your new books!! -Beth