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Barnstaple features in local author’s novel

By jujame  |  Posted: March 18, 2012

  • Julia at her home in Turkey

  • Overboard cover

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Julia James, who was born in

Lynmouth but lived in Barnstaple for most of her life always wanted to write a

book and once she had worked out the plot and written the first page the rest

followed easily.

'I found I

couldn't stop, and wrote three books in six months,' she said.


Her first book 'Overboard', is

about a Barnstaple woman who suspects her husband is having an affair. While on

a sailing holiday in Turkey she falls overboard. Deciding that he would be

better off if she died, he leaves her to drown but she is rescued and makes her

way back to England to get her revenge.

Julia, who now lives in Turkey,

used her knowledge of sailing and the country to write the book. She and her

husband, Barry set off from England in a yacht in 1999. It was after six years

of living aboard and visiting many countries they fell in love with the Lycian

coast, bought a house and settled there.

Julia said, 'I used to write

letters to friends back in the UK and they said I should write a book about my

experiences. Instead I wrote fiction. When I first started the novel I gave it to

some friends for appraisal and one person stayed up all night reading it and

said she couldn't put it down.'

Julia is eventually planning to

return to Devon to live.

'Overboard' by Julia James is

published by Amazon.co.uk (go to

Kindle store) and costs just 86 pence

to download. Other titles are 'Identity' and 'Getaway'.



Not for publication

Further information: busterofburnham@hotmail.com

Telephone: 00902428555744

Skype:  jujame1

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  • Bangtastic  |  March 18 2012, 10:52AM

    is it me or is her photo superimposed on an image of some city abroad??

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