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  1. Hi Rosey,

    My name is Ian Boyd and I have recently released my debut novel, Madilla, which I was wondering if you would review for me.

    Before I explain, if you can imagine looking at someone and thinking- “My God, the last twenty five years were tiring. I was hoping to spare you ever having to feel as burnt out as I do.”- Maybe that is what your Dad is thinking when he looks so disappointed. More about the disappointment of realising that he couldn’t stop reality catching up as his daughter enters adulthood herself. I know that feeling, having gone though it 3 times myself. I realised when I lost my own parents that they were never really disappointed. It just seems so much worse when you’re on the receiving end.

    Anyway, enough of that.

    Madilla is a Y/A contemporary Fantasy about a young girl from a small Himalayan village who teaches herself to improvise on a worn out, old piano. The village has been under military occupation for hundreds of years, and Madilla’s piano becomes her only escape from a myriad of troubles by revealing a spiritual connection between herself and a wild mountain sparrow named Pan. While Madilla is learning the truth of her family’s faith and the historic relevance of their village, her drunken and abusive uncle is losing himself to the evils of the soldiers. Madilla’s story is one of spiritual and musical discovery against a tide of contrasting beliefs. What she learns is that the magic she feels through playing her piano is only the beginning, and if she is to learn the truth, she must find it alone.

    I appreciate you taking the time to have a read through the summary. Please let me know if you would like to review the novel and I will get you a copy in whichever form you prefer.

    Thank you
    Ian B Boyd


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