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. Her latest thriller, The Roommates, is a Closer Magazine "Must Read". Her other titles are The Good Teacher, The Perfect Neighbours and Gallipoli: Year of Love and Duty. Rachel won Writing Magazine’s Crime Short Story competition and has been shortlisted in various competitions including the Bristol Short Story Prize. She was born in Lincolnshire and is a graduate of Aberystwyth University. She now lives in Gloucestershire with her husband and children.

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