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The Lover's of Pound HillMy new novel:
The Lover's of Pound Hill
Hutchinson Published by Hutchinson
at 12.99 on 5th May 2011

'Mavis Cheek seems to have cracked the conundrum
of how to write decent novels with popular appeal'

The Times

'Imagine the wicked social observation of Jilly Cooper mixed with the needle wit of Fay Weldon and you'll get the picture.' New Woman

'Guaranteed entertainment from start to finish' Time Out

'No-one does social satire better than Mavis Cheek' Sainsbury's Magazine

The Lover's of Pound Hill
The Lovers of Pound Hill
Book launch, 5 May 2011

When archaeologist Molly Bonner arrives in the village of Lufferton Boney, she creates quite a stir. With her non-country-style boots, determined manner and alluring looks, she sets off a wave of intrigue that ripples through the lives of everyone there, from Julie the barmaid at the Holly Bush to antiques dealer Dryden Fellows and even Montmorency the cat. Nobody knows exactly what she’s up to, but one thing seems certain: her presence will alter the lives and loves of the village and its people for good.
Molly is a girl on a mission: to discover the truth behind Lufferton Boney’s much-loved and most notorious resident, the giant (and slightly obscene) Gnome, a fertility symbol etched into the face of Pound Hill. As she works her way into the villagers’ hearts and lives, Molly needs to keep one step ahead, for she has a few demons of her own to settle, as she pursues the wonderful secret that only the Gnome can reveal…


3 - 4 October 2015

Beverley Literature Festival Creative Writing Weekend Masterclass : Poetry and Prose

Tutors : Mavis Cheek and Colette Bryce
Saturday 3 October & Sunday 4 October, 9.30am – 3pm
Treasure House, Beverley, East Yorkshire.

Mavis will be co-tutoring 'Where Next? 
Making Your Fiction Come Alive.' 

15 - 20 June 2015    
at Arvon's John Osborne Centre   



BBC Radio 





meet...novelist Mavis Cheek

Mavis Cheek

Wiltshire Life

2010 (.pdf)




Novels by Mavis Cheek    
See a summary of my novels


I hated my Grandmother

'I hated my Grandmother' 
The Guardian
Friday 16 November 2012

Twitter fiction

Twitter Fiction: Mavis Cheek
The Guardian, Friday 21 December 2012


Graham Seed & Mavis CheekIndependent on Sunday: 1 May 2011
Graham Seed & Mavis Cheek

'It was traumatic to be suddenly single after 30 years, and Mavis drew me out.'



Truth to Tell 2010 (Hutchinson)
Woman and Home June 2010
Mavis Cheek: The Guardian

Mavis Cheek 2013. Author's offical website