Palaces and Calluses

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Praise for Palaces & Calluses

The story is easy to follow, easy to read and hard to put down. I read it from start to finish in two days, something I haven’t done in a while. This is down to the plot flowing effortlessly from chapter to chapter. By the time I got through the first three or four chapters, I became almost obsessed with finding out whether or not Mary, the protagonist would get her life back... Elpi Pamiadaki of Libri Populus 

The quality of the work rises above that of much of today’s popular literature because of Rebecca’s writing. She has an easy style that makes you want to leap to the next page. She’s just a natural. ... Her book is a novel, but her own remarkable real-life story also makes for compelling reading: “I’m a coma survivor,” she writes on her blog. “As a child, I sustained such bad injuries in a car accident that I was told it was very unlikely I would ever be able to write as well as my peers. I taught myself to speak, read and write again — without the help of a speech therapist or counsellor. When I typed the last word of the first draft of my first novel, that felt like success.” Mary Louise Ruehr - Books Editor for the Record-Courier in Ohio.

Palaces and Calluses left me wanting more: more about Mary and her life, more about the other characters and their stories, and more about the faces and places of the Cotswolds ... I’m already looking forward to the next installment of The Cotswold Chronicles. Rebecca Woodhead has found her niche and her passion! Melissa Maday

Rebecca, you're an amazing woman. So many would have given up or compromised their writing to fit the commercial market. But you still write what you want to write, what you need to write - and I admire you for it. I wish you all the luck in the world.  ~ Stephen Fry

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Praise for Rebecca

Rebecca Woodhead's debut novel 'Palaces & Calluses' is in one word - amazing. That's right. I said it. Amazing. Her writing has this easy way about it. Her words make you feel as if you're listening to a dear friend tell a story over a cup of tea. So comfortable and at home. ... It is a book you'll never want to put down until the end and then leaves you wanting more. Fear not. 'Palaces &Calluses' is the first book in the 'Cotswold Chronicles' series. If her first book is this amazing, you can only imagine what she has in store for us next. ~ Bonnie Carlson Dang 

Twitter is becoming an all-pervasive power in popular culture: it has an increasingly enormous influence on film releases, albums sales, book deals increasingly enormous influence on film releases, albums sales, book deals and web hits – and it creates stars. Stars like Rebecca Woodhead.  ~ The Spectator

I just read your bio, what an amazing story. You are an inspiration. ~ Duncan Bannatyne

Here are some early reviews:

America (no spoilers) - an editor
America (some spoilers) - an editor
America (no spoilers) - a blogger
Ireland (no spoilers) - a blogger

If you find any English reviews, let me know!

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