Latest novel to emerge from Freefall workshops!

The Freefall writing students have departed and were very enthusiastic about what they have learnt and experienced over the week with Barbara.  (Barbara Turner-Vesselago –  The first thing people ask us when we mention Freefall is whether anyone gets published as a result of writing using this method.  The answer is simply “yes”!  Many people just come and write for pleasure but others do get published.  David Harrison who was on the course last week is the latest published author.

Dave was an aspiring writer when he first came to Freefall in 2008. This year, he published his first novel, Due Diligence, a crime thriller set in Manchester.

Dave says he acknowledges the massive contribution made to his writing by the Freefall process and by the supportive environment at Poulstone. He’s been back every year since 2008 and has already booked his place for 2014!

If you want to see the results of all this good work, check out Due Diligence at

Well done, Dave – we look forward to seeing you next year – and reading your first novel!
More soon!
Mel & Steve xx
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Rajesh sees Poulstone as a refuge in a fast-moving world and is inspired by guests leaving Poulstone renewed and re-centred. He regards the energy of Poulstone to be perfect for retreats and manages Poulstone to maintain and sustain this energy. Rajesh has been attending retreats for a very long time and occasionally runs meditation retreats. He was introduced into the many different faiths of India including Hinduism, Sikhism, Christianity, Sufism and Buddhism from a very early age. These faiths have formed a large part of his upbringing. He is a barrister by profession specialising in human rights from Chambers in London. He is also a humanitarian and environmentalist and has worked with and founded organisations around the world whose objectives include the rejuvenation of land, communities and promoting human rights. He also founded the first Indian vegetarian restaurant in Worcestershire with his family. His joys include cooking, gardening, playing the sitar, reading Eastern philosophy and loves being with his family and friends.

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