by Catherine Simpson When I told friends that my debut novel, Truestory, was going to be published one of the most common reactions was: ‘But what about the cover?’ I admit it had been on my mind too. However, I’m a writer, not a jacket designer, so the cover wasn’t up to me. This was a good job because I wouldn’t have had a clue how to create a decent
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We’re delighted to bring you this new short story by up-and-coming novelist Catherine Simpson. Catherine, from Penicuik, is a previous winner of the prestigious Scottish Book Trust New Writer’s Award and her hotly anticipated novel Truestory will be published by Sandstone Press later this year. *** The only time I ever cried with joy was when my parents bought a caravan. I was nine years old and thought we might go