Woman's new book following characters in 1960s South Shields is captivating readers

The novel is proving popular among readers.
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A woman's recently published book set in 1960's South Shields is already proving to be a success amongst readers.

Yvonne Bloor's latest novel titled 'The Beach' follows The Gibson family who come from a mining village along the coastline of South Shields.

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Whilst the family live a quaint life, all that is about to change due to a mining disaster causing tragedy for the family.

The whole Community is fractured, but the social connection and togetherness stays strong within them with the help and support from the generous Father Donnelly of the Catholic Church.

Yvonne Bloor with the bookYvonne Bloor with the book
Yvonne Bloor with the book

The book captures both the ups and downs of life which has resonated with readers. Yvonne, who previous worked in the legal and medical sector has always enjoyed writing, particularly poetry.

She became a mature student at Keele University and her passion for writing has grown ever since.

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Since retiring and having more time to focus on writing Yvonne decided to put her ideas into action and began writing this novel which is her first book.

Yvonne who lives in Boldon said: "Everyone that has read it so far says the story and characters really draw you in and they feel part of the book which is I wanted to create.

"I've had people I don't even know asking for copies of the book or complementing the book which is really great."

Due to the novel's success Yvonne is currently in the process of writing the second book which will focus on the main character finding herself after the tragedy she has suffered.

Yvonne's book 'The Beach' is available on Amazon https://www.amazon.co.uk/Beach-Yvonne-Bloor/dp/1916981763/

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