October 19, 2015
Hannah, these are absolutely brilliant, thank you so very much! You’ve done some amazing things with the colour and the framing so they’re just really lovely photos, thank you—you’re clearly really talented and I’m sure my publishers will be delighted!You were amazing and I couldn’t have asked for a lovelier photographer. I will definitely be sharing the photos and passing on a wholehearted recommendation about what a brilliant photographer you’ve been to work with.
To say the least, meeting and photographing Caroline Lea was so much fun! Caroline is a brilliant writer from Warwick and the author of the novel, When The Sky Fell Apart, which will be published and in stores this February in the UK, Australia, and New Zealand!
Caroline was slightly apprehensive about having her promotional headshots taken (very much like me!) but she was an absolute rockstar on the day and ridiculously easy to photograph! By the end of our time at Leamington Spa we were chatting and laughing away and I left with a card full of great images to send to her publishers. Read more about her book below…!
Jersey, June 1940.
It starts with the burning man on the beach just after the bombs land, obliterating the last shred of hope that Hitler will avert his attention from the Channel Islands. Within weeks, 12,000 German troops land on the Jersey beaches, heralding a new era of occupation.
For ten-year-old Claudine, it means a re-education under German rule, and as she befriends one of the soldiers, she inadvertently opens the gateway to a more sinister influence in her home with devastating consequences. For Maurice, a local fisherman, it means protecting his sick wife at all costs – even if it endangers his own life.
Edith, the island’s unofficial homeopath, is a Jerriais through to her bones. But even she can’t save everyone, no matter how hard she tries.
And as for English doctor Tim Carter – on the arrival of the brutal German Commandant, he becomes the subject of a terrifying regime that causes the locals to brand him a traitor, unaware of the torment he suffers in an effort to save them.
When the Sky Fell Apart is a heartbreaking chorus of the resilience of the human spirit. It introduces an exciting new voice in literary fiction.
Caroline Lea was born and raised in Jersey. She gained a First in English Literature and Creative Writing from Warwick University and has had poetry published in The Phoenix Anthology and An Aston Anthology, which she also co-edited…