Mum and Music Teacher, 'branches out' with debut novel The Walnut Tree on Amazon
Mother-of-three and music teacher Caroline Wedd will debut her first novel ‘The Walnut Tree’ on July 9th 2015.
‘I am publishing my first novel, ‘The Walnut Tree’ as an eBook at Amazon Kindle Store after working at it for nigh on nineteen years. I have travelled from feeling guilty about writing to feeling complete when I do. ‘The Walnut Tree’ is a love story, but it is about much more than that. It is about longing and waiting, love and loyalty, beauty and cruelty, abuse and salvation.’
Ambitious, young, ‘would-be’ journalist Carrie Langford’s boring, sterile, life is turned upside down by a chance encounter with a stuttering young farmer and his father, ‘staring’ old man Wilson. Tortured by the guilt that is daily forced upon her by her troubled mother, Carrie longs to be loved, longs to be free. Captivated by the Wilsons and obsessed by her discovery of a different way of living, Carrie embarks on a journey of awakening in search of her own reality; ‘the unforgettable; the unexpected; the unwanted.’
Playwright Helen Cooper (Miss Julie, 1999) (Three Women and a Piano Tuner, 2004) says:
‘This morning I started reading ‘The Walnut Tree.’ I must say I am very impressed with its originality. All characters are damaged: stutter, disfigured hand, unusual height, needing a tailored raincoat to feel protected against the world…which all ring true to me. There is a strength and an originality to your work. Your story is gripping right from the start.’
~ 12 June 2015
About Caroline Wedd
Born and bred to a diet of hard physical labour on her family’s small dairy farm Caroline Wedd went on to graduate with an honours degree in music from Southampton University and a PGCE from London University Institute of Education. She has since spent most of her working life teaching music to school children of all ages whilst raising three of her own children.
‘The memory of a great aunt who was a World War I Land Girl, and having lived on both sides of the divide between town and country myself, inspired the setting which sparked the love story in The Walnut Tree, and which seeks to pay tribute to the courageous spirit of women throughout history who have struggled to progress the evolution of women’s rights in their everyday lives.’
‘You must be prepared to step into the darkness if you want to live in the light.’