Mark Ballett published his first novel – The Falmouth Son – in 2018. It is the first of the Lingering Past Trilogy. His next book, Last Summer Night, due to be published in 2019, is set in Kirkwall on the last night of summer. Identity, and how it is shaped by family, communities and particularly places, is a common theme in his writing. He has previously written a couple of business books, having for many years been a business manager and adviser.
Q&A with Author, Mark Ballett
Not knowing who my father was until I was in my fifties, though he had died thirty years earlier.
I love the place and it reminds me of my hometown. It is also a repository of much of Britain’s history and connects us with the past more than most places do.
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