Saturday, February 16, 2008

Disraeli Avenue


A while ago I read and reviewed Caroline Smailes novel In Search of Adam (here) which was so beautifully written yet it dealt with a heart wrenching story of abuse. Only through the beauty of her words could I read Jude's story. Caroline has now written Disraeli Avnue , a novella, to raise for for the chairty One in Four. Here are Caroline's words:

A Novel Way to Support Victims of Abuse

When In Search of Adam was published I was overwhelmed by the response of readers. I had explored themes of sexual abuse and self-harm and this prompted many people to contact me, to tell me of their own experiences.

I wanted to find a way to give something back to those whose lives have been touched by abuse.

The novella, Disraeli Avenue, has been published as an ebook, asking only for donations to the charity ‘One in Four’ in return. The charity offers unconditional support for people who have experienced sexual abuse and sexual violence and as a small organization, desperately needs funds to continue its work.

Dianne Ludlow from One in Four said “We are delighted that Caroline is doing this for us and as a small charity any funds raised will make a real difference.”

Disraeli Avenue (the street in which In Search of Adam was set) is a collection of short insights into the lives of the people living there.

My publisher, The Friday Project, are in full support. MD and Publishing Director Clare Christian said “This is a fantastic idea which will raise money for a very important cause and give fans of Caroline’s writing much pleasure at the same time.”

The eBook can be downloaded from http://www.thefridayproject.co.uk/disraeliavenue/ or from http://www.carolinesmailes.co.uk/disraeli.html

I know that each and every donation will make a difference and can be made at http://www.justgiving.com/disraeliavenue

So, if you can, please download, donate and even invite your friends to participate. I think I need some word of mouth. So if any of you blog or know of others who may be interested, please forward the link to them.

Many thanks for your support,
Caroline x

Stop by and help if you can.

2 comments:

Caroline said...

Thanks so much Liz for this and for your donation.

All help will make a huge difference to the charity.

Cx

liz fenwick said...

A pleasure and I'm really proud of you for doing this.

lizx