Part Prophecy, Part Warning: Revealing Aliya Whiteley’s The Arrival of Missives

In the aftermath of the Great War, Shirley Fearn dreams of challenging the conventions of rural England, where life is as predictable as the changing of the seasons. The scarred veteran Mr. Tiller, left disfigured by an impossible accident on the battlefields of France, brings with him a message: part prophecy, part warning. Will it prevent her mastering her own destiny? As the village prepares for the annual May Day celebrations, where a new queen will be crowned and the future will be reborn again, Shirley must choose: change or renewal?

We’re pleased to share the full US cover and a preview excerpt from Aliya Whiteley’s The Arrival of Missives, publishing November 6th with Titan Books!

Cover design by Julia Lloyd


I cannot sleep.

Today I overheard Mrs Barbery in the street gossiping with the other mothers. She said, ‘He isn’t a ...