THE Kymin, Penarth, is the venue for the launch of Living Space, a novel by local writer, Jan Marsh.

Already available in e-format through Kindle, the novel is the first part of a series of stories about a co-living community on the Welsh borders set up by a group of friends whose aim is to live together but separately in their later years.

Living Space charts the setting up of the community in a renovated Georgian house and the lives of the people who come to call it home. Jan, a former teacher at St Cyres School, has already begun work on the next in the series.

This is the second novel by Jan, the first being Free Play, a novel for teens, and she has also had several short stories published in women's magazines. She is a member of the creative writing class meeting in the Kymin on Thursdays who, together with the WEA Welsh class, published their anthology, Encounters in 2013.

After leaving full time teaching, Jan set up Coleridge Press which produces English teaching resources for the classroom, now run by her son.

Living Space is available in e-reader format through Amazon Kindle.

The launch will he held from 6pm - 8pm on March 8, music provided by jazz duo, Tamasin Reardon and Mark Sambell, On The Swing.