Drumbeats (Drumbeats Trilogy Book 1)
It's 1965 and 18 year old Jess escapes her stifling English background for a gap year in Ghana, West Africa.
But it's a time of political turbulence across the region. Fighting to keep her young love who waits back in England, she's thrown into the physical dangers of civil war, tragedy, and the emotional conflict of a disturbing new relationship. And why do the drumbeats haunt her dreams?
Drumbeats is a rite of passage story which takes the reader hand in hand with Jess on her journey towards growing into the adult world.
Praise for Julia Ibbotson...
"A brilliantly crafted book … the sights, sounds and even smells of the Ghanaian way of life are conjured up vividly." -Jo Lambert
Acclaimed, award-winning authorJulia Ibbotson is fascinated by the medieval world and concepts of time travel. She read English at Keele University, England (after a turbulent but exciting gap year in Ghana, West Africa) specialising in medieval language, literature and history, and has a PhD in socio-linguistics. She wrote her first novel at 10 years of age, but became a school teacher, then an academic as a senior university lecturer and researcher.
She has published a number of books, including memoir, children's medieval fantasy, a trilogy set in Ghana, and medieval time-slip, as well as academic works. Apart from insatiable reading, she loves travelling the world, singing in choirs, swimming, yoga and walking in the countryside in England and Madeira where she and her husband divide their time.