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New book by K.R.S. Foster

This is a fictitious story set against the factual events that took place during the summer of 1851, when Queen Victoria and Prince Albert stopped for eight minutes at Hitchin Railway Station, on their way to Balmoral.


I have used some character names of people that were living in Hitchin at the time and I have also included their occupations. But the storyline is fictitious.


It is a story of grief and the answers people can conceive unconsciously, when struggling with the devastating loss of someone they love.


It is not just a book of darkness, for the world Sarah lives in is full of humour, friendship, historical curiosity, passion and romance. It is a fast moving, informative, vibrant story of coming to terms with death and facing reality. Something that will challenge all of us at some point in our lives.

K.R.S. Foster (October 2020)


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About K.R.S. Foster

Kirk is a published playwright, director and producer who has worked in theatre for the past fifty years. He has also taught at degree standard and has written over two hundred plays, several musicals, unrelated songs and a number of large cast farces and revues. Kirk’s musical, ‘First Time’, was published by Samuel French.


He was Co-Founder of HTS (Hertfordshire Theatre School) an International Drama School which he founded in 1988 with John Gardiner, eventually taking over as Principal in 2000. As principal and head of acting, he directed many of the shows at the school as well as directing the 3rd Year’s Showcase each year at the Fortune Theatre in London.


As Writer and Artistic director of the Market Theatre, he has written and directed over 150 plays at this unique venue, since its creation in 1996. Some of the comedies touring each year across the country to over forty regional theatres. These tours have included the Market Theatre’s infamous ‘Adult Panto’ and the shows from the ‘Roman Romp’ series.


He no longer lectures and concentrates solely on the Market Theatre, due to the venue’s ever-growing popularity, locally and nationally, and the extra workload generated by an ever-increasing tour schedule.


Smell of Lavender marks his debut in writing a book rather than a play. An exciting and new genre that he has fully enjoyed, and there are plans to follow up with many more in the future.

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