Radio Interview - Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty

Radio Interview for Gallipoli

I was very lucky this week to have a radio interview on the Chris Baxter Afternoon Show on BBC Radio Gloucestershire. Click below to hear me talking about Muriel Wakeford’s experiences on board the Gascon at Gallipoli.

The hardest thing about writing a book is not the writing or the editing, it’s the marketing. Unless you are already a successful author or famous in some other way, it’s hard to get the media to take an interest. I am so grateful to Chris and Radio Gloucestershire for giving me so much airtime and putting the live interview on straight after a newsreel about Gallipoli. Other press interviews are in the pipeline. Fingers crossed.

Another promotional event I held this week was a book launch, complete with Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty cake. (Please see the picture at the top of this blog post.) The image was designed by my website designer Claire Simpson at SeeN Graphics and the edible icing was printed by

I’ve been well supported by local radio throughout my writing career. Read about another of my radio interviews here, this time recorded in my home town of Grimsby with David Burns on BBC Radio Humberside.




By Rachel Sargeant

Rachel Sargeant is a British author. Under the name Rae Sargeant, she writes the Gleveham Killers Suspense series, published by Hobeck Books. The first title is Her Deadly Friend. Her titles as Rachel Sargeant, with HarperCollins, are: The Roommates, a psychological thriller set in a university during freshers' week; The Good Teacher, a detective mystery, featuring DC Pippa “Agatha” Adams, and The Perfect Neighbours, a psychological thriller set in Germany. Rachel grew up in Lincolnshire, studied at Aberystwyth University, spent several years living in Germany and now lives in Gloucestershire with her family.

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