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Thursday, 2 July 2020

New! Coronation Street Blog editor's The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon e-book just 99p


Hi everyone, it's Glenda here, the Coronation Street Blog editor. 

Just wanted to share the news that my fourth novel - The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon - is now available in ebook and audiobook and published with Headline. It's set in 1919 in the northeast coalmining village where I'm from. Think Catherine Cookson - with balls - and for the modern reader. All of my novels feature feisty women, fighting against all the odds. If you love soaps, you'll love my books.

The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon comes out in paperback on October 1st. And for the month of July, Headline are running a special promotion on the e-book for just 99p.  Buy it now while you can!

And if you'd like to win a signed copy of my latest paperback Pearl of Pit Lane, along with some goodies, there are more details here.

Glenda Young, Coronation Street Blog editor.

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Competition! Win signed copy of Coronation Street Blog editor's new novel


Without Coronation Street, I'd never have written my own novels.

They feature feisty women, fighting against all the odds. They're set in 1919 in the northeast coalmining village where I'm from. Think Catherine Cookson - with balls - and for the modern reader.

If you'd like to win a signed copy of my latest paperback Pearl of Pit Lane, along with some goodies, you can enter at my Facebook page here.


And if that's tickled your fancy, you might like to know that my latest novel The Girl with the Scarlet Ribbon is now available in ebook and audiobook. Paperback comes out October 1st and you can pre-order here. The book, during the month of July, is just 99p. Buy it here.

Glenda Young, Coronation Street Blog editor.

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Coronation Street Episode Review; Weds 1st July 7.30 pm


Pinch, punch, first of the month! As June becomes July, we are now half-way through this appallingly atrocious 2020. It's almost ironic then that (although time-lagged) life on the cobbles is proving to be rather miserable too! 


Devastated by Oliver's diagnosis, Leanne is taking it out on everyone close to her, by unleashing devastatingly harsh diatribes. I’m still reeling from her takedown of Toyah on Monday night ( I love Toyah, she’s a flowery vegetarian, like myself) and now it seems, Simon is in the firing line! 


As I said last week, I think this Oliver storyline is definitely worth telling (unlike a lot of these issue-based trials and tribulations), but I remain unfazed by this additional fostering dilemma if I'm honest? It’s a nice sideline in drama may be, and we do need more Toyah on screen but it’s a bit miserable, isn’t it? I like Imran too but at least it begs the question that even if they can't foster right now, surely they can move out of that tardis flat? I mean, come on, Imran is a hot-shot lawyer, so why is he even tolerating this flatshare? Isn't Alya his sort of ex-sister-in-law and surely it's a conflict of interest if he’s handling Yasmeen’s case too? 


Simon seems to be reeling from the pressure of exams and an ill brother (sort of), but at least he’s still got Nick as a confidante. I wonder if this will cause friction between his Dad and Leanne’s longtime lover? Toyah takes it all her in stride though, doesn’t she? Bless her!


Unsure as to why Ty and Fiz think it's a bad thing turning into the Duckworth's but the monotonous drudgery of parenting/work/sleep/ repeat is certainly getting to them, and it seems Gemma and Chez are in the same boat! This date nights going to turn into a foursome at the rovers, isn’t it and who’s going to babysitting then? At least Jenny is back though, but (like I've been wondering for months, in fact).. Where has Johnny gone?? Is J & J’s relationship in A & E? I do wonder what the writers have planned for The Rovers, you know?

Over at Roy’s Rolls, Evelyn introduces love-interest Arthur to her pal Roy, and it seems the two share a bond in the love of steam engines! Yes, this is good news! As an enthusiast myself (don’t laugh) I'd love to see Roy and Arthur doing some trainspotting down at Victoria station or Piccadilly, maybe a Corrie double-header dedicated to all things train? No, probably but I'm hoping this will bring us some corrie comedy from Evelyn, please?... Hopefully? Maybe even Tyrone could do another Jack Duckworth impression? 

Come on, we need cheering up! 

I am @rybazoxo your {self-styled} ‘cobbles connoisseur’ if you’d like to send me a comedy tweet, I could do it with a laugh!   




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Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Preview of tonight's Coronation Street - Weds 1 July


WEDNESDAY 1ST JULY

LEANNE AND SIMON’S RELATIONSHIP IS TESTED Simon overhears a distraught Leanne tell Steve that Oliver is all she ever wanted and when he dies she will have nothing. Simon heads to school for his exam but as he approaches the exam hall he makes a decision.
JENNY ARRIVES HOME ALONE Jenny is shocked when she returns alone from France to find out the news about Oliver.
FIZ GIVES MARRIAGE GUIDANCE Chesney reports to Fiz that Gemma complains they never talk to each other anymore.  Fiz suggests they do the same as her and Tyrone tonight a romantic date night at home. Chesney persuades Paul to babysit the quads so he can take Gemma out for tea.
TOYAH STICKS TO HER DECISION Imran urges Toyah to gently test the water with Leanne before ditching their fostering plans. Toyah calls on Leanne and Oliver, but seeing her sister so utterly distraught, realises she can’t possibly raise the subject of child fostering.
ELSEWHERE Evelyn and Arthur meet up for a coffee and a cake in the cafe. To Evelyn’s irritation, Roy and Arthur discover they have a shared love of steam trains. When Roy suggests they meet in the Rovers later to discuss the Carlisle to Settle line in more detail, Arthur’s delighted whilst Evelyn forces a smile. Alina confides in Michael that she’s ended her friendship with Seb as she can’t afford to hurt Emma’s feelings. Michael feels for her.
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