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Tuesday, December 06, 2005

Green Wellies and Wax Jackets Book Launch


Thursday 22 December between 12-2pm at Newton Hall Equestrian Centre, Walton, Suffolk Morag Clarke, author of Green Wellies and Wax Jackets will formally launch her new book; Green Wellies and Wax Jackets will appeal to anyone who has ever ridden a horse, attended a riding school, fallen in love with a handsome man.

Imagine Cinderella, the two ugly sisters, and a domineering stepmother transported to a stable yard, and the day-to-day running of a riding school. Add a film crew, one drop-dead-gorgeous actor, and a determined film producer, and you have the setting for Green Wellies and Wax Jackets – a hilarious romp through the world of show jumping and equestrian activities.

Lewis Trevelyan wants a competent rider to star in his latest action film and Ursula Johnson, proprietor of Hollyfield Stables and Stud, thinks she has just the girl (or girls) for him, in the shape of her two ungainly daughters, Vanessa and Caroline.

Lewis, however, has spotted another girl riding the cross-country course – a girl who intrigues him much more, and he will do anything (well, almost anything), to track her down.

Morag is the winner of the BBC Look East final entry for the online short story

She writes under both Morag Clarke, and Morag Lewis. Her novel A LOVE BETRAYED (Morag Lewis) has been published in both hardback (Publisher Robert Hale Ltd, ISBN 0709038860) and paperback large print (Linford Romance library ISBN 0708955797Buy from Amazon

Since the 1980s she has written short stories, published in women's magazines - Woman's story, True Romances, Woman's Weekly and others.

Reached the final twenty in the BBC End of Story competition last year (for Fay Weldon's short story) out of 17,000 entrants.

She reached the final three of Sunday People/Heartline books write a novel competition in 2001.

Morag has owned and ridden horses for the past twelve years, and attended shows, pony club activities etc with her daughter.

Get those teenagers out of your hair and send them to Newton Hall on Thursday 22 December - they will have a good time, or go yourself and pick up an excellent Christmas present.

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