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In 1967, considering herself to be destined for a life of mediocrity, Barbara Spencer hi-tailed it to the West Indies to watch cricket, the precursor to a highly colourful career spanning three continents, in which she was caught up in riots, wars and choosing Miss World. She eventually settled in Somerset, to bring up a family, tap-dance and teach at the local swimming club. But, as her daughter says: teaching swimming and tap dancing does rather lack the wow factor, Mum.
Now a hands-on grandmother, her current desire is to disappear in a puff of smoke and find peace and quiet to pursue her writing. (Taken from Authors website)


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Barbara Spencer For me now, is meeting so many schoolchildren who love reading.
Average rating: 4.13 · 46 ratings · 20 reviews · 12 distinct works · Similar authors
Time Breaking
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Running (Running #1)
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The Amazing Brain of O C Lo...
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A Dangerous Game of Football
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2008 — 2 editions
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The Legend of the Five Javean
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Scruffy. Illustrations by t...
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A Fishy Tail
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The Bird Children
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Turning Point (Running #2)
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The Lions of Trafalgar
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Goodreads is supposed to be the personification of marketing. You are supposed to join in discussions, blog, uploads your books, recommend books. However, to be honest I find my way onto a page and next time, I can't. It has vanished, never to see light of day again. Indeed my ebooks that were loaded this morning: 'Broken' and 'Time Breaking' have vanished into the ether and will never be seen... Read more of this blog post »
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I thought the writing of this book amazing - beautifully crafted but after the first half, there really was little story except trailing round Scotland, rape, murder and sex scenes. Hugely popular no doubt. However, if I was to try and find a thread ...more
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I loved Water for Elephants. Narrated by an old man who has escaped from his Care Home, the story tells of a young vet who, not yet qualified, who find himself employed in a circus to care for their animals, and in particular the star attraction, an ...more
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