For anyone who thinks they have a book in them, take heart. Sussex teacher Graham Minett has followed his love of writing and landed a two-book deal with Bonnier Zaffre Publishing in Marylebone.
His debut novel is called The Hidden Legacy and was released on 5 November as an eBook and will be released next summer as a paperback.
The Hidden Legacy is set in two timelines. In the 1960s an 11-year-old boy commits a barbaric act of violence in a school playground and is demonised by the media.
In the present day Ellen Sutherland, recently divorced and struggling to juggle her successful career with raising two young children, learns that she has inherited a cottage in the Cotswolds. She’s never heard of the elderly woman who has left it to her and has never been to the village in her life.