Author to feature on BBC Radio 2 programme

Morpeth author Janet MacLeod Trotter will be on the BBC Radio 2 programme Magic Bus on Wednesday.
Morpeth author Janet MacLeod Trotter will be on the BBC Radio 2 programme Magic Bus on Wednesday.

A Morpeth author will rewind to 1976 when she features on a BBC Radio 2 show on Wednesday.

Janet MacLeod Trotter is a guest on Magic Bus, which starts at 10pm. The programme narrated by Tony Wheeler, founder of the Lonely Planet travel guides, looks back at the hippy trail veterans and the music of the time.

She will look back at the bus journey to Nepal that inspired one of her first novels – The Vanishing of Ruth. It has just been re-issued with a new cover to emphasise that the book is a mystery with dark undertones.

Janet said: “My recollection was the tape machine on the old battered bus blasting out lots of Supertramp, Steely Dan and Melanie.

“It will be good to hear them again and it was fun to re-visit my old diary and letters home.

“I spent four months travelling and the varied experiences were certainly the inspiration for the Vanishing of Ruth, the dark tale about friends Marcus and Ruth who go missing during an overland bus trip.

“There is still a lot of interest in the book and I am delighted it has just been re-issued with a haunting cover in keeping with the intrigue and mystery of it all.”