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New Book by former Beat fan club leader Lu Hersey -> “Deep Water”

Hey Beat fans,

I just wanted to give you a shout out to a member of the Beat family, Lu Hersey, who just wrote a wonderful Young Adult book that you and your nippers may enjoy. It’s her debut novel (yeah!) and it’s called “DEEP WATER”. Lu was the woman who took care of the Beat fan club back in the day, before I took up the mantle, and she was well known to all the fans back then. I’m pleased as punch to pass along the info about her book to you all. It is a very good read!!


It’s about witchcraft, in a cool way, and a mother and daughter who were estranged from their magical family returning home. Something teens (and adults) would like and relate to. Here is the synopsis:

When her mum vanishes, Danni moves to a tiny Cornish fishing village with Dad – where the locals treat her like a monster. As the village’s dark, disturbing past bubbles to the surface, Danni discovers that she’s not who – or what – she thought she was. And the only way to save her family from a bitter curse is to embrace her incredible new gift.

Intriguing, right??!!!

Here’s a short video about the book:

You can purchase the book at the following outlets:

Here are some of the wonderful reviews Lu is getting on her book:

“Outstanding…I raced through it.” – Malorie Blackman; “Wonderfully atmospheric and magic oozes from the pages. Perfect summer holiday reading” – Lovereading4kids; “A stunning debut novel that is guaranteed to bewitch, bother and bewilder… Deep Water blends a gentle but compelling modern day romance with an enigmatic storyline that uses the legends of Britain’s pre-history as its thrilling backdrop.” – Lancashire Evening Post; “Danni’s mother disappears, her Dad takes her to Cornwall – and she is battling old evil with new magic. Mslexia prize-winner; excellent.” – The Independent; “Taking myth, folklore, witchcraft and ancient beliefs as inspiration, it weaves a contemporary tale about a group of teenagers caught up in a legacy of family secrets… the writing is assured and original” – Never Imitate; ‘The story, inspired by Cornish sea-lore, is vibrant and full of eccentric characters’ – The Irish Examiner

Anyway, if it is your cup of tea, we heartily encourage you to head out and pick it up or order it online and you’ll surely enjoy it!!


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