We Love This Book | Mari Stead Jones: Finishing The Story
A lovely feature up on We Love This Book this week about Mari Stead Jones' journey to completing her father's unfinished novel Say Goodbye to the Boys.
When Mari Stead Jones found the secret writing archive of her father, she resolved to finish the novel he never published.[...]Ten months after the first foray into her father’s archive, Mari – who lists Agatha Christie’s The Big Four, Armistead Maupin’s Tales of the City series and Iain Banks’ Whit as some of her favourite books – had transformed into a writer herself.On 1 March this year, Parthian published her first book – Say Goodbye to the Boys, a stylish, character-rich tale set in 1947, when three young friends return from the war to their small Welsh hometown for a lazy summer, only to discover that everything has changed. It’s a whodunit, complete with a trail of clues and a bumbling detective.Jones likes to think of the book as a partnership.
Buy Say Goodbye to the Boys from the Parthian online bookshop. Also available as an ebook from all good online retailers.