The Lost Soldier by Diney Costeloe

Diney Costeloe is the daughter of a London publisher and has been surrounded by books all her life. Encouraged by her father, she has always written stories and poems. When she left school she trained as a primary school teacher, and taught in the East End of London and in Somerset.

Breaking Publishing News!

News Flash!

Diney has written a short story, Her Missing Husband, which will be available from Amazon Kindle on 1st July.

Many people who’ve read The Throwaway Children have asked me….What happened to Mavis’s husband, Jimmy Randall?

Here’s your chance to find out!

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She’s Out!

The Girl With No Name is now out as an e-book.

A young girl, Lisa. escapes Nazi persecution, arriving alone in London on a Kindertransport train. She is fostered by a couple in Shoreditch, but the outbreak of war leaves her cut off, an ‘enemy’ in an alien country. Life for Lisa becomes increasingly difficult.
Download onto your Kindle now!

If Kindle is not your thing it will be in the shops and on Amazon in hardback from 5th May.
Prefer a paperback?

Sorry, you’ll have to wait until 11th August.

Whatever you decide, when you get a chance to read it, I hope you enjoy it!

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The Runaway Family is out in paperback now…available, among other places, from Asda.

Why not slip one into your trolley when you’re doing your weekly shop for some good weekend reading?

The Runaway Family is already available as an e-book and hardback.

Germany 1937: Fear and betrayal stalk the streets. People disappear. Persecution of the Jews has become a national pastime.

A mother struggles to protect her family and escape Nazi persecution in World War Two Germany.

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The Lost Soldier was published in March in a hardback edition, but you can download it straight onto your Kindle if that’s how you prefer your books.

Eight ash trees were planted in the sleepy village of Charlton Ambrose, as a timeless memorial to the men killed in the Great War. One dark and chilly night in 1921, a ninth tree appears. Who planted it and why? And who was 'the unknown soldier' for whom it is marked?

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The Sisters of St Croix is already available as an e-book, but will be coming out as a hardback on 11th August 2016.

Sequel to The Lost Soldier, this is a gripping story of love, death and danger in Nazi Occupied France.

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No time for reading?
Why not download The Throwaway Children as an audio book and have the story read to you in the car, by your fireside or whilst you do those boring chores?

Narrated by Anne Dover, this unabridged audio version of The Throwaway Children will tug at your heart-strings.

Happy Reading to you all!

Her earlier published work includes ten romantic novels, written under the name of Diney Delancey, several short stories for magazines and radio, and many articles and poems.

More recently, Diney has turned her attention to the twentieth century and writing as Diney Costeloe, has written several ‘modern’ historical novels, The Lost Soldier, set in WWI, its sequel, The Sisters of St Croix, set in WWII and The Runaway Family in 1938 Germany.

Her latest book, published by Head of Zeus, is The Throwaway Children and is set in England and Australia in 1948.

She has three children and seven grandchildren, so is always busy with the family, and she and her husband share their time between Somerset and West Cork.

The Throwaway Children