Lucy Cruickshanks

Author of THE TRADER OF SAIGON (2013) and THE ROAD TO RANGOON (September 2015). Published by Quercus.

Month: September, 2015

BLOG TOUR: Day 5, The Book Trail

“A story of hope and salvation set against the complex and troubling backdrop of Burma’s turbulent past.”

Last day on the tour and I’m rounding off the week with a great review from The Book Trail. Thanks very much! Happy Friday, everyone.




BLOG TOUR: Day 4, Jaffa Reads Too

“The story and the characters I’ve created are fictional, but the context through which they wade is real…”

Day 4 and I’m talking to Jo at ‘Jaffa Reads Too‘ about the inspiration behind THE ROAD TO RANGOON.

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“Gutsy atmospheric thiller”

“Gutsy atmospheric thiller”

Day 3 and a doozy of a little quote for RANGOON from this month’s Woman and Home magazine’s ‘Best New Reads’. I do like being called gutsy! And I’m in cracking company too. I’ve read The Tea Planter’s Wife and it’s GREAT.

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BLOG TOUR: Day 2, Female First

“Travel has encouraged me to be open to opportunities. You never know when an adventure will arise if you give it a chance…”

It’s Day 2 on the tour and I’m delighted to be heading to Female First to talk about all the wonderful ways in which travel has inspired my writing. Drop by and say hello!


BLOG TOUR: Day 1, TripFiction

“…in Burma, anything could be bought with money and nerve…”

The novel and I are hitting the town this week on our very first blog tour. First up, TripFiction, where I talk about the ethics of travelling in Myanmar and RANGOON gets her first lovely review.


THE ROAD TO RANGOON: Released today!

Hooray! It’s publication day! THE ROAD TO RANGOON is finally out in the big wide world. I’m proud and nervous and excited, but mostly I’m really very sincerely grateful to everyone who has been so supportive and bought a copy. It’s wonderful to have you cheering me on. I do hope you enjoy.

As if by magic too, a box of books arrived on my doorstep from my publisher this morning. I’m poised – pen in hand – to sign a couple and send them wherever in the world would like them most. Drop by my Facebook page, let me know why you think you should get one, and I’ll pick my favourite reasons and send you a book!

In the meantime, you can read the novel’s prologue on my website,, and you can purchase from all the usual outlets in hardback, ebook or audiobook.

Many thanks again for all your support.

Lucy x

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Better than Christmas… beautiful books!