Book Launch – In Conversation with Tamar Hodes 25th July

You are warmly invited to P&G Wells, the beautiful bookshop at 11 College Street, Winchester for the launch of Conversations With An Octopus on Thursday 25th July. Doors open 6.15pm. Tickets are free but please book here. Rebecca Smith will be reading from her new book, and be in conversation with fellow Hampshire novelist and […]

Audiobook on the way

Rebecca Smith writer, author, novelist, Jane Austen, UK

Conversations With An Octopus is going to be an audio book published by W.F. Howes in summer 2024. It’s in production at the moment. W.F. Howes also publish the audio book of The Ash Museum. Rebecca was delighted to discover that two of the people working on Conversations With An Octopus are former students of […]


Rebecca Smith writer, author, novelist, Jane Austen, UK

The first novel by Gabriel Smith (Rebecca’s eldest child) will be published in the UK and USA on June 6th – a lovely piece of synchronicity as that is also the eightieth birthday of Gabriel’s grandmother, novelist Shena Mackay. Brat is already getting great reviews: “Smith’s picaresque first novel is told from the perspective of […]