On the 26th of December 2004, an earthquake under the Indian Ocean created a series of devastating tsunamis, killing over 280 000 people, and rendering homeless thousands more. Aid was needed straight away, and came from around the world, but the process of rebuilding is ongoing, and more help is still needed.
In New Beginnings, sixteen renowned authors have donated extracts from their forthcoming new books as well as unpublished short stories, free of charge, with proceeds going to various tsunami earthquake charities.
There are tantalising first chapters from authors including Maeve Binchy, J M Coetzee, Stephen King, Joanna Trollope and more as well as short stories from Margaret Atwood.
As well as getting a glimpse into these unpublished works (many of which will, of course, tempt you to buy the final products when they are released), buyers will have the pleasure of knowing their purchase is helping such a worthy cause.
New Beginnings, by Various Authors