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Hashtag Press to publish 82-year-old writer Lotte Moore's first novel in May



In The Fast Lane

A Novel By Lotte Moore


"Lotte Moore vividly evokes the complex web of family life..."-- Amazon reviewer

"Lotte's writing is imbued with unselfconscious charm..."-- Author Mark Mayes


[image]In The Fast Laneis a book for those of us trying - sometimes failing - to keep all the juggling balls in the air! This family fiction offers a glimpse of modern life in the 'posh' part of London, revealing both the craziness and triviality of life 'in the fast lane'. Lotte Moore unveils the complexities that lay behind the closed doors of every family home. She explores the lives of adult siblings Serena, Vivi and Jonty, and the matriarch - Beady. Serena runs a high-end interior design business for the West London elite, while husband Lang is entangled in corruption in his high-flying City job. Vivi is a therapist with serious doubts about her marriage to Theo, an internationally-renowned concert pianist. Only their brother, Jonty, seems to have found a happy balance - outside of the inner city fast lane - as a forester in Oxfordshire, with his wife Cheryl running a riding school for the disabled. Their mother, Beady, finds an unexpected new role as the cornerstone of the family, particularly for her grown-up children, who depend on her both financially and emotionally when catastrophe strikes.

In The Fast Lane, written by prolific 82-year-old author Lotte Moore, is an emotional, moving portrait of the surprising benefits of suddenly being needed again in old age. 

About the Author

Lotte Moore is the best-selling author of Lotte's War, which reached number one in the charts after its release on Remembrance Day 2016. Perhaps best known for her children's books, Lotte is looking forward to publishing her first novel,

[image]In The Fast Lane, under theHashtag Pressbanner in May 2018. Lotte has written more than 25 published books yet only started writing aged 70. Now aged 82, Lotte has written a story that will resonate with every person who has struggled with juggling family life, parental responsibilities, work and career, children and a social life in today's fast-paced world. Lotte dedicates her time, freely, every week, to read her stories to children in pre-schools and primary schools, and she's always particularly busy around World Book Day (1st March). Having grown up during World War Two, she has seen and experienced a lot in her life, and continues to build contemporary fictional characters and worlds that reflect what is happening right now in society...As a child, Lotte lived in Kent with her parents who enjoyed entertaining, political debate and literary discussion with the likes of Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, H E Bates, W H Auden and Benjamin Britten. In her early teens, her commitment turned to ballet, point shoes replaced the pen. She was selected by the Royal Ballet School to dance in the Opera Ballet. When rejected for growing ‘too tall' Lotte turned to acting and intermittently to writing. She finally married aged 38 to her loyal husband Chris (who continues to support Lotte by typing out her hand-written stories). Lotte became immersed in her stepchildren and then her own two girls. When her daughters left home she describes "empty years" filled by illness and family problems, and she turned to writing once again. Lotte lives with her husband in Chiswick, West London.



Title:In The Fast Lane

Author:Lotte Moore

Cover illustration by artist Philip Hood

Genre:ContemporaryFiction, Family Life

Publisher:Hashtag Press

Publication date:31 May 2018

Availability:Paperback, eBook

ISBN: 9781999805302

Price: £7.99


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