Excerpts and ideas

 - Domestic violence The idea behind Twice the Speed of Dark grew out of an experiment I did, finding ways to see and care about those who might otherwise slide before us, out of focus, statistics rather than complete people. It is astonishing to me that the figures on domestic violence and domestic murder are so... Continue Reading →

Shades

This is how I began writing Twice the Speed of Dark: By trying to imagine all the people behind the numbers of a real news story. This was a bomb that killed seven in a market place. via 26th September 2013 26th September 2013 Posted on September 29, 2013 26th September 2013 Seven killed in... Continue Reading →

The Accidental Dog

  The image above is a screen shot. It's from a mind-map app that helps me play with ideas and structures when I am writing my book. Each bubble with its idea or comment can be moved and changed, allowing thoughts to rub up against each other, to make new connections and test old ones.... Continue Reading →

We are the weather

Yesterday, I read an article posted in Unbound’s fantastic new literary journal, Boundless -  Where’s Your Accent From? Britain’s White Others by Agnieszka Dale and A.M. Bakalar. The article was valuable, well written and informative. But lowering. I felt a currently familiar sense of despair. My screen life is filled with examples of how badly... Continue Reading →

Twice The Speed Of Dark By Lulu Allison @LRAllison77 #AuthorSpotlight — Love Books Group

A mother and daughter circle each other, bound by love, separated by fatal violence. Dismayed by the indifference she sees in the news to people who die in distant war and terror, Anna writes portraits of the victims, trying to understand the real impact of their deaths. Meanwhile Anna’s daughter, killed by a violent boyfriend, […]... Continue Reading →

The Fascination of Death: A Guest Post by Lulu Allison, Author of Twice the Speed of Dark

My guest post as part of the Twice the Speed of Dark blog tour, hosted today by Linda’s Book Bag – absolutely full of great stuff for book lovers, so do take a look. Thank you so much for hosting, Linda.

Linda's Book Bag

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I’m delighted to be part of the launch celebrations for Twice the Speed of Dark by Lulu Allison, not least because I think it’s a fabulous title!

Published by Unbound on 24th November 2017, Twice the Speed of Dark is available for purchase in e-book and paperback here.

Twice the Speed of Dark

Twice teh speed of dark cover

A mother and daughter circle each other, bound by love, separated by fatal violence.

Dismayed by the indifference she sees in the news to people who die in distant war and terror, Anna writes portraits of the victims, trying to understand the real impact of their deaths.

Meanwhile Anna’s daughter, killed by a violent boyfriend, tells her own story from the perplexing realms of death, reclaiming herself from the brutality.

Anna’s life is stifled by heartache; it is only through these acts of love for strangers that she allows herself an emotional connection to the world.

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#BlogTour #BookReview: Twice the Speed of Dark – Lulu Allison

Thank you for this lovely, thoughtful review.

Eats Plants, Reads Books

TTSOD_FINALToday I am delighted to be part of the blog tour for Lulu Allison’s debut novel Twice the Speed of Dark, which was published last week. I primarily read for my own enjoyment and receive many review requests that I turn down as they just do not grab me – however after I read one small excerpt of Twice the Speed of Dark I was hooked, and had to read the rest. This thoughtful, lyrical novel, in which a mother and daughter separated by fatal violence circle each other, still bound by love, will stay with you long after you have closed the pages.

The story follows Caitlin, killed by a violent boyfriend, who slowly unfurls her story from beyond the grave. As Caitlin pieces together what happened to her, and the slow erosion of herself in an abusive relationship that culminated in her death, she pieces herself back…

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