Author Christina Jones, pictured below, has just published her latest novel.

Christina, who was brought up in a circus family, wrote short stories before going on to write five novels.

Nothing to Lose is her fifth novel and tells of a single mother who receives a greyhound in payment for a debt.

Christina Jones

Ian Collett, director of the Book Store, in Abingdon Precinct, said: "Christina is a regular visitor to our shop and it is a great privilege for us that she decided to launch her new novel here."

On Saturday, Christina will sign copies of her book at WH Smith in The Broadway, Didcot, and on May 16 she will be at Borders book shop in Magdalen Street, Oxford.

*Abingdon's newest book shop, Bookworld, has been opened in the High Street by town mayor Lesley Legge.

**Picture: Antony Moore