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19th Oct, 2021

Droitwich author hoping to raise £10k for St Richard's Hospice with his Covid-19 murder mystery

A DROITWICH author is hoping to raise £10,000 for St Richard’s Hospice through sales of his latest novel Lance Dune House.

Duncan Peberdy is donating 50 per cent of the profits from sales to the charity which features in the novel and is a place where a major plot development takes place.

The story starts in 1977 with a Queen’s Silver Jubilee party in the grounds of Lance Dune House, and culminates in July 2021, bringing it right up to the present day. It documents the reality of living during Covid lockdowns and Worcester museum and the Wellcome Trust in London are both incorporating Lance Dune House into their Covid-related collections.

Duncan said: “Written entirely during the lockdowns since March 2020, Lance Dune House is a compelling story of money, envy, revenge and fake love that tugs at your heart strings and challenges your moral compass.

“In addition to St Richard’s Hospice, Standard readers will recognise many of the real-life locations and some characters incorporated into his novel.”

The first edition print run is limited to 3,000 copies, so anyone wanting to own a little piece of history and help support a local author and St Richard’s Hospice is urged to grab a copy.

Visit thecovid19murders.com for more or buy the book from Little Al’s Kitchen in Droitwich Lido Café, or the Droitwich Heritage Centre in Victoria Square.

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