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I have now secured a publishing deal! Thanks so much to all who have supported and encouraged me on Authonomy. 'When We're Least Expecting It' should be out in November 2013.

I live in Oxfordshire, UK, which is where I grew up. Widely travelled, I'm hoping to share some of my traveller's tales and experiences through my novels.
When We're Least Expecting It is my first novel. It is complete, although not all of it is posted on Authonomy.

Many thanks to Bradley Wind for the cover.

favourite books

Alexander McCall Smith's Scotland Street and Isabel Dalhousie novels.
Any John Le Carre
Evelyn Waugh's Scoop
The Shipping News/Accordion Crimes (E Annie Proulx)
Tove Jansson's adult fiction (and the fabulously existential Moomin books!)
A S Byatt's Possession
The Shadow of the Wind (Zafon)
Orhan Pamuk's Snow & My Name is Red
The Wind in the Willows, Kenneth Graham
The Price of Water in Finistere, Bodil Malmsten
Graham Greene
James Joyce

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Lucy Heath wrote 440 days ago

Ooh, that's fabulous, well done! Who with and how did it come about? ....

Wussyboy wrote 443 days ago

Wow, Dee, that's BRILLIANT news, well done, I'm so happy for you! xxx....

Sebnem wrote 537 days ago

Hi Dee, I took a look at your book when the cover picture caught my ....

Wussyboy wrote 566 days ago

Many, many thanks, dear Dee, for helping my big fat Buddha onto the d....

Wussyboy wrote 588 days ago

Hi Dee! I just want to say thank you so very much for your continued ....

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I wrote 801 days ago

Hello there, I've read the first few chapters and have placed your book on my shelf for short while. However, I must agree with some other commenters who have said that it would be more 'real' if you did it in the first person, as a memoir. I feel that so much explanation of every detail, situation... view book

I wrote 898 days ago

Just started reading your first few chapters and find it engaging and shall return to read more. I'll add it to my bookshelf. Agree with comment below re it needs editing for grammatical errors but you can do that over time. Best wishes, Dee PS: Would appreciate a return read/rating/backing! view book

I wrote 904 days ago

Lovely, evocative stuff, beautifully written with genuine sense of place and feelings. view book

I wrote 904 days ago

Just read the new sections, it brought back such memories of Selcuk and Ephesus - was the beach Pamujak Beach? I remember sitting in a rooftop 'kosk' in Selcuk, with the Temple of Artemis on one side, one of the oldest mosques on another, and the ancient Church of St John on another! A couple of ... view book

I wrote 910 days ago

Read Chapter 1 and have now rated and backed your book. I've visited most of the places in it and love your evocative descriptions - both of places and Turkish men! Have now put off what I was going to do today to read more! Dee view book

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