New Book Release: TIMED OUT by Barbara Lorna Hudson, retired academic turned fiction writer

New Book Release: TIMED OUT by Barbara Lorna Hudson, retired academic turned fiction writer
Set in Cambridge and Wales, the novel TIMED OUT tells of retiree Jane's search for the right man via Internet dating, and her struggles to come to terms with the big unanswerable questions that continue to plague her as she ages.

Press Release ( - OXFORD, England - Apr 16, 2016 - Driven Press is proud to announce the publication of TIMED OUT, a women’s literary fiction novel that Adam Foulds, the author of ManBooker shortlisted The Quickening Maze, describes as “lovely lucid fiction, poignant and bittersweet.”


Jane Lambert thinks she may have made a mistake putting her work ahead of love and family for so long. She’s left wondering what to do with her life now that she has retired.

Taking note of the sentiment from one of her retirement cards⎯Retirement is NOT the end. It’s a NEW BEGINNING⎯she decides it’s about time she looked for love again, and places a lonely hearts advertisement. Jane embarks on her new life, suffering disappointments and learning hard truths about herself, while never losing her gift for self mockery or her eye for the absurd.

Timed Out is a contemporary “coming-of-age” novel about different kinds of love and the search for a meaningful life.

About Barbara Lorna Hudson

A farmer’s daughter from Cornwall, Barbara Lorna Hudson studied at Newnham College, Cambridge. She started out as a psychiatric social worker before becoming an Oxford tutor. She is an Emeritus Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford.

After many publications in social work, psychiatry, and psychology, she has re-invented herself as a fiction writer over the last few years. Barbara has published over twenty short stories and been listed in several short story competitions. The first draft of Timed Out (written during a University of East Anglia Certificate Course) won first prize in the Writers’ Village Novel Competition and it was on the short list for the Exeter Novel Prize.

Barbara belongs to a writers’ group run by Blackwell’s Bookshop and The Oxford Editors, and she is also a regular performer at a story-telling club.

Book Details:
Timed Out
By Barbara Lorna Hudson
Publisher: Driven Press
Genre: Women’s Literary Fiction
306 pages
Language: English
Digital ISBN: 978-1-925296-21-1
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-925296-19-8

The novel is available in both e-book and paperback world-wide at Amazon, Blackwells, Barnes & Noble, Apple ibooks, Kobo, Waterstones, and many more. Visit the publisher’s page for more information

Source : Driven Press


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