In the Long Run – recent novel from Val

A recent novel by Valerie Norris.

For Kitty, getting a place in the 1992 London Marathon is a dream come true. When by chance Kitty meets Malcolm, another new marathoner, they decide to train together. And so begins an unlikely alliance that not only affects them but also draws in Kitty’s husband Rob, who is the landlord of the local village pub, and Malcolm’s unhappy wife Celia.

In the long run

The relationship and emotions between these two couples, separated by class, age and life-experience, becomes more complex as the marathon training builds, escalating to the climax of Marathon day itself and its aftermath. Key elements of each person’s struggles are exposed and brought to a head as the story unfolds: Kitty’s dissatisfaction with her role in the pub, Rob’s ingrained deference to his overbearing mother, Malcolm’s and Celia’s grief and breakdown of communication.

Available from Amazon purchase it HERE  for £6.99 + P&P or from bookshops worldwide.

ISBN: 978-1-9996129-6-2

eBook ISBN: 978-1-9996129-7-9

2 thoughts on “In the Long Run – recent novel from Val”

  1. Hi Val. Congratulations on the novel. I look forward to reading it. I have decided to retire from Swansea University in December but have no intention of writing a novel! Instead I will be setting up as a HE consultant. I am in the process of developing a website which will be launched soon I hope that you are well and have subscribed with you. Keep in touch. Huw Morris


    1. Hi Huw, nice to hear from you, and many thanks for buying In the Long Run. I can thoroughly recommend retirement – your life, how you want to live it (if you’re lucky). Good luck with your new consultancy, and please put me on the mailing list. Val


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