News and Media

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‘The story is engaging and Jones has created very believable characters who try to defy their respective destinies.’

The Sun (Malaysia) – S. Indra Sathiabalan

‘a beautiful exploration of femininity and womanhood, across two vast and very different countries’

Better Reading (Australia)

‘This sharply told novel from Carol Jones would easily captivate all historical fiction fans.’

Australian Women Writers Challenge, Amanda Barrett

Review The Sun (Malaysia)

https://www.thesundaily.my/style-life/reviews/book-review-the-boy-with-blue-trousers-CM1178747

Review Better Reading (Australia)

http://www.betterreading.com.au/news/perfect-amount-of-mystery-action-and-romance-read-an-extract-from-the-boy-with-blue-trousers-by-carol-jones/

Review Magnolia Reads (Canada)

https://www.magnoliareads.com/home/pr3dkw9j8kkpj7889a6nrhykhhrdea

Interview with The Sun (Malaysia)

https://www.thesundaily.my/style-life/the-right-read/a-matter-of-survival-HM1086229

Behind the Pen with Theresa Smith Writes

Behind the Pen with Carol Jones

Tea with Mrs B

https://mrsbbookreviews.wordpress.com/2019/07/14/tea-with-mrs-b-carol-jones/

Q & A with Better Reading

https://www.betterreading.com.au/news/first-and-foremost-its-an-adventure-story-qa-with-the-boy-with-blue-trousers-author-carol-jones/

Article in The Border Watch (Australia)

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The Concubine’s Child is nominated for ‘POPULAR – The Star Readers’ Choice Awards 2019′ in Malaysia.

Star Lifestyle – Sunday 21 April 2019

‘well-crafted, emotionally rich and eminently readable’

South China Morning Post – James Kidd

‘a haunting story’

Australian Women’s Weekly NZ

‘Throw in a curse, an angry ghost and history repeating itself, and The Concubine’s Child becomes a really compelling read.’

The Sun (Malaysia) – S. Indra Sathiabalan

‘The reader is left guessing right until the end.’ 

The Malay Mail – Alan Wong

The Concubine’s Child is a tale of family secrets and twisted revenge, featuring brave female characters who struggle against the roles and limitations that society imposes upon them.’

The Star (Malaysia) – Terence Toh

‘a genuinely breathtaking work of fiction with an authenticity born of many visits to family in Malaysia’

Better Reading (Australia)

Interview with The Sun (Malaysia)

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/06/27/telling-tales-lesser-wives

Review The Sun (Malaysia)

http://www.thesundaily.my/news/2018/08/01/book-review-concubines-child

Interview with BFM 89.9 (Kuala Lumpur)

https://www.bfm.my/the-concubines-child

Interview with The Straits Times (Singapore)

https://www.straitstimes.com/lifestyle/arts/a-young-concubine-in-a-forced-marriage

Highlights from a Q&A with Lit Books, Malaysia

https://litbooks.com.my/2018/06/17/lit-recap-carol-jones/

Review South China Morning Post

http://www.scmp.com/magazines/post-magazine/books/article/2149696/familys-multi-generational-tale-hinges-fate-young

Review The Malay Mail

https://www.malaymail.com/s/1650724/the-haunting-tale-of-a-concubine-and-her-child

Interview with The Star (Malaysia)

https://www.star2.com/culture/2018/07/25/carol-jones-historical-fiction/

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