Mark Ballett's Books

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'Mark's writing is brimming with talent and a unique perspective.'

FAReview  Dec 2019

Reviews of The Falmouth Son

'A memorable and often beautifully written story about the culture of silence that surrounds the lives of children born out of wedlock in the mid 20th century.'

FAReviewer Dec 2019

I have just finished your book finding myself with tears in my eyes – you have power in your writing.'

MT March 2018

‘Really enjoyed this well written imaginative book. Enjoyed the stories about Fyche’s imaginary father and his search for his real one. A very different and unexpected end to the story. A really good read.’

SG March 2018

‘I found myself eager to return to it, wanting to share the quest. The main character is endearing, frustrating and unique. You understand why the women want to be around him, you puzzle as to why they stay! Sense of place was hugely powerful too.’

RSS March 2018

'Lyrical, poetic and emotional it will make you want to visit Cornwall because of the evocative descriptions found within the pages of this special novel.’

FD March 2018

‘I LOVED your book sooo much – its been a fantastic read.  I really liked the way the special book was intwined in the book – I think it works perfectly !!  I love the way you write  = desciptive but not too much  – when is the next one – are you continuing with Fyche ??’

NS May 2018

'It successfully evokes the close-knit community of a unique seaside town in the 1970s through a vivid cocktail of myth, character and setting.’

FAReviewer Dec 2019

‘I loved it. I mean by this not platitudes but actual proper enjoyed it. The writing was smooth to the touch like turned wood.'

R SS May 2018

‘I thoroughly enjoyed this book. It was quite a different idea. I particularly liked the way there are two interwoven stories. It kept me hooked!!!’

Judith S October 2018

Mark Ballett

  • The Falmouth Son

  • St Anthony's Head In Sight
  • Last Summer Night

  • Kirkwall Harbour Light
  • The Falmouth Son

  • In Falmouth Bay
  • Last Summer Night

  • Big Tree in Albert Street
  • The Falmouth Son

  • Silvery Road Ahead
  • Last Summer Night

  • The Light Of The North

The Falmouth Son

St Anthony's Head In Sight

Last Summer Night

Kirkwall Harbour Light

The Falmouth Son

In Falmouth Bay

Last Summer Night

Big Tree in Albert Street

The Falmouth Son

Silvery Road Ahead

Last Summer Night

The Light Of The North