Alison Littlewood’s debut novel chosen as R&J Book Club title

Alison Littlewood‘s debut novel A Cold Season (Jo Fletcher Books) has been chosen as one of eight books to feature in the Richard & Judy Spring Book Club 2012 (run in association with WH Smith). This promotion involves additional content for reading groups, extra digital content for readers, including podcasts featuring author interviews, and free downloads of the first chapter of each of the chosen books. Readers can also post their reviews online at

Here’s the book information for A Cold Season:

“Cass is building a new life for herself and her young son Ben after the death of her soldier husband Pete, returning to the village where she lived as a child. But their idyllic new home is not what she expected: the other flats are all empty, there’s strange graffiti on the walls, and the villagers are a bit odd. And when an unexpectedly heavy snowstorm maroons the village, things get even harder. Ben is changing, he’s surly and aggressive and Cass’s only confidant is the smooth, charming Theodore Remick, the stand-in headmaster. Not everyone approves of Cass’s growing closeness to Mr Remick, and it soon becomes obvious he’s not all he appears to be either. If she is to protect her beloved son, Cass is going to have to fight back. Cass realises this is not the first time her family have been targeted by Theodore Remick. But this time, the stakes are immeasurably higher…”

Alison is currently undertaking a book signing tour of her native Yorkshire – see our events calendar for details.