Creative Writing Alumna Publishes Book

The University of Portsmouth, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries is thrilled to share the success of alumna, Carolyn Hughes.

Carolyn Hughes graduated from the University of Portsmouth, with a Masters in Creative Writing, and has recently published a book entitled, A Woman’s Lot.

A Woman’s Lot is the second instalment in The Meonbridge Chronicles, and the sequel to Fortune’s Wheel.

The Meonbridge Chronicles relate stories of the lives of the people of Meonbridge, a fictional village and manor located in the Meon Valley in southern Hampshire.

A description of A Woman’s Lot can be found below:

How can mere women resist the misogyny of men?

When a resentful peasant rages against a woman’s efforts to build up her flock of sheep… A husband, grown melancholy and ill-tempered, succumbs to idle talk that his wife’s a scold… A priest, fearful of women’s “unnatural” power, determines to keep them in their place.

The devastation wrought two years ago by the Black Death changed the balance of society: more women saw their chance to build a business, to learn a trade, to play a greater part. But many men still hold fast to the teachings of the Church and fear the havoc the “daughters of Eve” might wreak if they’re allowed to usurp men’s roles and gain control of their own lives.

Not all men resist women’s desire for change – indeed, they want it for themselves. Yet it takes only one or two to unleash the hounds of hostility and hatred.

Brook Cottage Books will run a blog tour for A Woman’s Lot from 4th – 8th June. The tour will include reviews, interviews and promotional posts.

A Woman’s Lot is available to download now on Amazon, and iBooks for just £3.99.

You can find out more about Carolyn on her website, you can also follow her on Facebook @CarolynHughesAuthor, Twitter @WritingCalliope, and Goodreads.

Katie Clarke

Katie Clarke is a Media Studies Student, currently on her Placement Year, working as Promotions Assistant for the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries, at the University of Portsmouth.

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