Have we got enough books Stuart?

Updated: Oct 20, 2021

It's been all hands on deck for the launch of our new short story anthology Shadows on the Path. Stuart's taken delivery of the books, our online shop is fully stocked, the reviews are in and the prosecco is ready to pop!

At our book launch party on 16th October a small number of invited guests will be joining us at Ditchling Barn to help celebrate, listen to some story readings and maybe even buy a book or two - we can't wait!

Shadows on the Path is the second volume in Chalk Circle's STRATA series and our biggest

selection of stories to date: twenty-eight intriguing tails from a diverse group of Sussex writers; also London writer, Tom Watling's winning entry in the Chalk Circle Short Story Competition 2020, Always Something to Do on a Saturday; and a Literary In Memoriam to much missed, writer and friend, Judith Bruce.

John Vernon Lord

All the writers at Chalk Circle are very excited to be contributing to this compelling new volume of stories, so beautifully illustrated by the internationally acclaimed, John Vernon Lord, V&A Illustrator of the Year 2018. Take a sneak peak at just one of the magical illustrations that have inspired some of our writing.


Shadows on the Path will be available to buy at £6.99 plus P&P from our online shop and from selected Sussex book shops. To whet your appetite here are some short extracts from the book.


Who are the Chalk Circle Writers?

Celia Berggreen, Judith Bruce, Stuart Condie, Margiad Eckstein, Yvonne Hennessy, Justine Johnstone, Samanthi Munasing, Danielle Sensier, Jill Thomson. Read more about them here.


Reviews for Shadows on the Path

A collection of engaging well-crafted stories that resonate long after being read, including a poignant exploration of friendship from competition winner, Tom Watling. Vanessa Gebbie

An exciting collection, full of gripping stories, beautiful writing and unforgettable characters. These authors are ones to watch! Anna Burtt, Brighton Book Club

Chalk Circle Writers go from strength to strength with their second volume – a collection of very different stories all built from the smallest of details to shock and surprise – a tremendous achievement. Jon Walter


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