Wisbech writer Diane hopes her new book, Quiet, While Dollie Sings, shows that ‘I am proud of being a Fen woman’

Diane Calton Smith Author of a new book "Quiet While Dollie Sings"

Diane Calton Smith Author of a new book "Quiet While Dollie Sings" - Credit: Archant

Writer Diane Calton Smith believes Wisbech and Fenland make the perfect backdrop for a mystery story and in her new book, ‘Quiet, While Dollie Sings’, she has featured both.

Diane Calton Smith Author of a new book "Quiet While Dollie Sings"

Diane Calton Smith Author of a new book "Quiet While Dollie Sings" - Credit: Archant

Taking a break from writing about local history, she is ‘flying the flag’ with the talks she gives locally and in her new book.

The plot is set mostly in Wisbech, with scenes taking place in King’s Lynn, Downham Market and the Fens themselves.

“At a time when there are so many negative comments in the national press about our Fenland towns, I think we need to emphasise all the good things about them, such as Wisbech’s long and fascinating history and the atmospheric Fens on our doorstep,” she said.

“We have such a rich heritage.


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“I am very proud of my town and of being a Fen woman. I hope my books show that.”

‘Quiet, While Dollie Sings’ is a Fenland mystery, a “whodunit with a bit of romance and mysticism thrown into the mix.

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“The changing moods of the Fens with their sky-scapes have lent themselves so well to this tale of mystery and it has been a very enjoyable book to write,” she added.

‘Quiet, While Dollie Sings’ is available at Peckover House’s gift shop on North Brink, as well as from Amazon and Waterstones online.

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