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One hell of a ride!



It’s hard to believe that a year has gone by since the launch of Dance with Fireflies. 12 months ago, I would never in my wildest dreams have imagined what was to follow!

Here are just a few of the amazing things that have happened since the launch:

Speaker at The Kumaon Literary Festival in India.

Book of the Month in Devon Life magazine.

Reviews and features in magazines and papers, including : Cotswold Life & Devon Life.

Invited to be on the Fellows of Nature South Asia short story jury panel.

A mention in The Times of India.

Selected for ‘Reads on the road’ Travel book recommendations.

Youtube interview for Reader’s Club Delhi.

Blog interview on IndigoEast’s travel blog https://www.indigoeast.co.uk/dance-with-fireflies-author-jane-gill-on-her-indian-inspirations/

Celebrity interest: Caroline Quentin, Jan Leeming, Rosemary Shrager, Tony Singh and Bobby George…

Fantastic 5* reviews on Amazon.

Selected for bookclub reads, from cheltenham to India.

Stocked in a multitude of bookshops.

 I will be featuring in the July issue of Who Do You Think You Are? Magazine.

…and to cap it all…this week I was called ‘Doll’ by the legendary Bobby George, sent a kiss by Caroline Quentin and received a beautiful thank you card from the one and only Jan Leeming!









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Selfie series….. Richard Webb – publisher

image“I found this first novel by Jane Gill something special. Well written, historically interesting and very moving – a wonderful book…! Richard Webb  

Richard tracked me down via my book trailer! He’d read Dance with Fireflies after seeing it featured as book of the month in Devon Life. On reading my novel, he’d been intrigued by our family coincidences….

His father was born in Nainital and went on to become an Officer in the Signals in the British Army and was posted to India and Burma.

His father was based at Catterick camp for a while.

The family travelled on HMT Lancashire….. The sister ship to HMT Dorsetshire.

His family settled in South Devon, not far from Shaldon.

Richard Webb has published over 300 books, including 24 national best-sellers and 1 international best-seller.  On an impromptu visit to his Dartmouth home, he very kindly showed me his gold plaque for selling over 1 million copies of  The Country Diary of and Edwardian Lady (it went on to sell 3 million copies and is in the Guinness book of records for the longest running No. 1 bestseller).

Richard’s latest book to be published, My Devonshire Year, is out now….perhaps another gold plaque for your office wall Richard?






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Book of the month sticker

I’ve just received my new stickers that now adorn the front cover of Dance with Fireflies….. Rather pleased with them! I think it gives the book a certain kudos. Just popped into my local stockist to stick one on each copy ready for the Christmas rush, after last night’s article in the local newsletter!




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