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I’m in my eighties now (though I’m about seventeen in my head) and can’t get out as much as I’d like and so a good read takes me to far away places. The mirror lies but I can’t deny the aches and pains!

My family keep telling me to write my autobiography and I will get round to it one of these days. I was an evacuee during the war but my mother missed me and I was brought back to London with bombs going off all round! I’d like to write about this but many of my memories are still painful.

Nowadays, most of my writing is to friends and family. It’s important to keep in touch.
My dear companion now is my cat, Sheba, the boss round here. She’s feisty and moody.

I’ve always loved Dorset and was lucky enough to move down here to be closer to family a few years ago.

I read avidly, and I particularly enjoy historical fiction. However, good writing of all types draws me in.

I have already found some remarkably strong and original work on this site and look forward to more discoveries. I have particularly fallen in love with the world within 'WHERE SHE LIES - a beautiful tale full of mystery, set in Dorset. It has wonderful characters and some shocking moments. So many first class reads here!

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Bury My Heart at Wounded Knee by Dee Brown
Cider with Rosie by Laurie Lee
A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens
Dirk Bogarde
Barbara Erskine
Kate Morton
Parade's End

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Ferret wrote 97 days ago

Thank you for backing Zamorna. And love to Sheba Best Ferret

Lauren Grey wrote 174 days ago

Thank you so much for being a long-time supporter, I really appreciat....

sherit wrote 297 days ago

Oh darling....you are a woman after my own heart. I was just saying t....

booklover1 wrote 322 days ago

Hello There. I wonder if you can do a honest review on some sample ch....

Lauren Grey wrote 324 days ago

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I wrote 451 days ago

This story took me right back to the Second World War. I’ll never forget seeing a Lancaster Bomber, I think it was, lose a wing on a blimp cable as I looked over London as a child. They didn’t stand a chance and I felt for them and their families. You bring those times back to life for me and you op... view book

I wrote 594 days ago

The strengths of this book are not just in the wonderful descriptive prose but also in wonderful characterisation and a fascinating plot. I love how the characters interact and how the past relates to the present. This is superb writing. view book

I wrote 727 days ago

I love the changes in chapter one. The new section of dialogue really brings out the characters of Ivy and Emma at an early stage. They are wonderfully drawn throughout this book. Fantastic writing. view book

I wrote 749 days ago

I find it so refreshing to read a book that isn't pared to the bone. This book has some sparse moments in just the right places but it also has a rich, sumptuous quality at other times. The balance here is perfect. I adore this novel. view book

I wrote 749 days ago

Lovely writing. I felt the darkness set by the first paragraph running through the book. I disagree with the comment below about battleships - the word was coined in 1794 and comes from line-of-battle-ship, though many may have a more modern connotation. Atmosphere is built so well here. A few typos... view book

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