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Writing on the Water

7 April 2017

Coming in May is a brand new audiobook reading from actor and author Jane Slavin:

Writing on the Water is released in late May, the audiobook reading of the 1998 novel by its writer Jane Slavin, who is a familiar voice to many Big Finish fans:

Have you ever loved someone enough to die for them? Or even kill for them...? Ellen Millar is an independent soul. An actress whose star is in the ascendant, she also has a partially decorated flat, a mountain of debt and some seriously good friends to sustain her. Into the equation of her life comes Aedan. An Irishman. Their attraction is instant; their affair intense and all-consuming. This five-day courtship is the prelude to a life together, until Aedan returns to Ireland and realizes that some emotional entanglements are impossible to untie.

Praise for Writing on the Water:

An astonishing novel… Brilliant on the theme of obsessional love; funny, sexy, painful and totally readable.Fay Weldon

Jane Slavin’s first novel has more pace and panache than any other fiction I have read this year...Slavin writes cleverly about sex and touchingly about the displacement activities of the broken-hearted. Clearly, she is indecently talented.Rose Tremain (Daily Telegraph, Book of the Year)

A vivacious first novel tracing the progress of an independent young woman’s descent into obsession.Sally Feldman (Pick of the Paperbacks, Good Housekeeping.)

A powerful and sometimes funny study of obsessional love and how corrosive it can be.Sally Morris (Sunday Mirror, Book of the Week)

Painful, sad and funny by turn, Writing on the Water charts the course of obsessional love which drives Ellie to the edge of madness. Stunning.” (Prima Choice – Five Great reads)

Producer David Richardson comments: "I’d worked with Jane on The Fourth Doctor Adventures, and she quietly mentioned one day that she’d written a book. So I bought it, took it away on holiday with me and I consumed it. It’s one of those novels that stays with you after you’ve turned the last page - so emotionally raw and consuming. And, amazingly, there’s never been an audiobook version - until now! Jane was delighted to be asked and her reading is, I’m told by our director Lisa Bowerman, utterly brilliant."

Says Jane, "David Richardson asked me to record the book after we'd done an epic six or seven days in studio with Tom Baker. The days with Tom are the days that you come away utterly happy and at peace and inspired, and aching from too much laughter and too many of Tom's macaroons. The day David asked me to record Writing on the Water was doubly exciting and I was as proud and excited as a big rainbow-coloured peacock."

Writing on the Water, read by Jane Slavin and directed by Lisa Bowerman, can be pre-ordered on Download for £9.99. It contains adult material and may not be suitable for younger listeners.

Check out some other Big Finish Audiobooks here including recent releases The Evil Thereof and The Fetch by The Omega Factor creator Jack Gerson:

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