Star novelist celebrates new book

AWARD-winning novelist Georgina Wroe has just celebrated the release of her third book – White Meat and Traffic Lights.Georgina, who is also the Evening Star's crime reporter, spent six years living in Moscow and much of her inspiration comes from her personal experiences of life in Russia.

By Georgina James

AWARD-winning novelist Georgina Wroe has just celebrated the release of her third book – White Meat and Traffic Lights.

Georgina, who is also the Evening Star's crime reporter, spent six years living in Moscow and much of her inspiration comes from her personal experiences of life in Russia.

Her latest novel, which is out on August 12, is a comical surreal story of Lada cars, turkey farms, a political lobbyist and the Russian Mafia.


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She said: "The story is set around Patti Moss, a driving instructor who has a fetish for stealing cars. Her problems begin when she discovers she has stolen the car of Winston, a political lobbyist, and on the back seat there is a package worth millions of pounds and is part of a Russian Mafia plot."

Researching the book, Wroe spent a week working on an East Anglian poultry farm.

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She added: "The book is half set in Suffolk and half in Soho."

Her first book Slaphead received rave reviews and won WHSmiths Fresh Talent award.

While working in Moscow as a freelance journalist Georgina, 34, reported on stories covering mail order brides, the subject of her first novel, to interviewing Ukranian serial killer Anatoly Onoprienko, killer of 53 people, in his death row cell.

Georgina, a former Deben High School pupil has recently returned to her roots in Felixstowe and joined the Evening Star in May.

Her latest book is her third in a four-book deal with publishes Headline. She has just finished writing her fourth book, which will be available in the bookshops in 2003.

Georgina will be signing copies of White Meat and Traffic Lights at Waterstone's, Buttermarket in Ipswich on Tuesday August 13 at 1pm and Magpie Books, in Hamilton Road, Felixstowe on Saturday August 17 at 11am.

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