New Fan Mail May 2017

We have had a couple letters from some of our fellow Janie Bolitho Fans using our CONTACT US form that I thought I would share with the class today. We love to receive emails from some fellow fans of our favorite author and hope to encourage more of you to post comments to the posts or even drop us a line. Pictures and stories about the author is always appreciated as are any book reviews/synopsis you would like to send our way.

Received from Scott on March 3, 2017
Name: scott
Subject: A small addition to the information

Plymouth Parkway 1-2 Penryn Athletic
5 October 2002 3pm
Match report

The game was preceded by a minute’s silence in honour of Janie Bolitho, the wife of the Parkway vice-chairman who sadly passed away in September.

Thanks Scott, interesting tidbits and historical information about this wonderful author are always appreciated.

Received from John on March 4, 2017

Name: John F. Rice
Subject: autograph

Comment: I have a 1997 hard back copy of An Absence Of Angels dedicated to Janie’s brother Dylan. It has a signed autograph – To Joe
Best Wishes
Janie Bolitho

There are small ‘o’s above the i s in Janie’s signature, but a dot above the i in the word Wishes. Is this a genuine autograph do you know, please?

Thanks John for your email. I sent a picture of the author with her autograph that I found on the web that might help.

Received from Anne on April 3, 2017

Name: Anne
Subject: Ian Roper books

Comment: Hi – Have just finished the last Rose Trevelyan book – so sad to read that this great writer passed away, I only recently discovered her work. Are the Ian Roper books available on Amazon – I could not find them – if not please tell me where I can buy them

Thanks Anne for your email.

Received from Leslie on April 16, 2017

Name: Lesley
Subject: Janie Bolitho Ian Roper novels

Comment: Hello!
I came across a copy of Framed in Cornwall on an N.T. 2nd hand bookshelf and enjoyed it. I have now read all the series, loaned from E. Sussex libraries. I would like to read the Ian Roper series but E Sussex libraries don’t have Kindness can Kill (apparently the 1st in the series. the only one on Amazon is £51!!!!! has anyone got a copy they would sell for considerably less?

Thanks Lesley for you email. Maybe someone visiting the fan site can help you with this.

From Anne again on May 1, 2017

Name: Anne
Subject: Janie and Rena George

Comment: I have read, and loved, all of Janie’s Rose Trevelyan books, so sad that she passed away, and a shame the other series of books is no longer available.
I am wondering if Rena George (whose Loveday books I have just started reading) has taken her inspiration from Janey because the first one, which I am reading now, has definite similarities to the Trevelyan series. I always love any books about Cornwall as it is such a beautiful county, but I would be interested to hear other peoples’ points of view re these two writers

And finally from Julian (one of Janie Bolitho’s children) on May 21, 2017

Name: Julian Bolitho
Subject: Janie Bolitho

Comment: Hi,

Just stumbled across this site by chance. I am Janie’s son.

She was born on 19 January 1950 and not 1 January, as indicated by Goodreads.


Thanks you so much Julian. We have corrected the information on the main page.

Fan Questions For the Group

Fan questions for the group we received this past month. We thought it would be better to post in the blog so that all the fans of Janie Bolitho could help answer the questions. Below are three emails from two different fans that could use some help answering:

Subject: Ian Roper Series
January 27, 2017 at 9:35 pm
Hi. I am looking to buy the novels from the Ian Roper series either new or second hand. I have picked up 4 of them for a reasonable price second hand on ebay. I was just wondering if you or your members have any of them for sale. I was also wondering if this series should be read in the order they were written, or are they each just separate stories solved by detective Ian Roper? Thank you.

Subject: Ian Roper series availability
January 25, 2017 at 6:20 am
Hi. My mother has just finished reading the Rose Trevelyan series which she thoroughly enjoyed. She is now wanting to read the Ian Roper series. I am finding it extremely difficult to find the Ian Roper series new, even though the Rose Trevelyan series can be found just about anywhere. Is there a reason for this as far as you know? Apart from Amazon, do you know of anywhere I might find the Ian Roper series new? I am in Melbourne, Australia. Thanks.

Thank you Julie for your two emails. We have posted your questions here so that all of our fellow fans may be able to answer you more accurately than I. Good luck on your search. I know that the Ian Roper series is no longer available anywhere in our local libraries anymore and are very hard to obtain on Amazon. Too bad her family couldn’t petition her former publishers to re-publish all of her stories in eBook format that all of us around the world could get copies.

Wendy Holland
Subject: Rena George
January 23, 2017 at 3:23 pm
Dear Janie Bolitho Fansite, Janie Bolitho is my favourite author and I own all seven of her Rose Trevelyan books. I’ve just started reading the Loveday Ross Cornish Mysteries by Rena George and discover they are a pastiche of the Janie Bolitho series. Do you know if Rena George has openly expressed where her inspiration came from or if it is mere coincidence? Thank you very much. Best wishes, Wendy

Thanks so much Wendy for your email. I haven’t read any of Rena George’s stories but you might want to contact her directly with your question. Her website has a Contact information page:

If you can help answer the questions above use our CONTACT US form and we will post the answers in our next blog post. If you are a subscriber to this blog you should be able to post your answers in the comments section below. Yes, we would also love to receive some fan fiction stories about any of the characters in the Janie Bolitho story lines. So get writing people and start sharing!

Till next time.

Christmas in Cornwall

Christmas in Cornwall England could be a great fantasy vacation for all of us fellow Janie Bolitho Fans. From the pictures I have seen on the web it looks like a great place to spend a little time by the sea. As with our favorite author’s stories we, as fans, would like to walk the streets and experience the place where a lot of her stories were featured. She still has lots of fans from all over the world and in the coming year we would love to hear more from you! Anyone living or visiting Cornwall this holiday season we hope you will share your pictures of the area too.
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