Janet’s new novel

Janet Pywell

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Former Spalding High School student Janet Pywell releases her latest novel next week.

Book of Hours is the third in the Culture Crime series and is out on Thursday, March 23.

Book of Hours by Janet Pywell

Book of Hours by Janet Pywell

Her fifth novel in total, it features unconventional heroine Mikky dos Santos, a protagonist who is brilliant, idiosyncratic and who does not always do the right thing.

Janet, whose mother Norma is well-known from her years as a teacher at Monkshouse Primary School in Spalding – draws on her career in travel and tourism in her new novel.

Book of Hours, takes the reader from Malaga to Bruges to Canterbury in Kent.

Janet’s experience of living and travelling abroad has been invaluable in adding perspective and depth to her writing and each country is vividly described from the climate and people, to the scenery and the local cuisine.

Now living in Whitstable, Kent, Janet and her partner also host and board foreign language students – often Asian - Chinese or Japanese – but they have lots of European students, too.

They live as part of the family and Janet enjoys enriching their cultural experience of staying in England: taking them to the panto at Christmas and accompanying them on trips into Canterbury or the Turner Museum in Margate.

‘Book of Hours’ can be purchased online at Amazon or in selected book shops.