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Gary William Murning

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Gary is a novelist living in the northeast of England. His work, largely literary fiction, focuses on themes that touch us all — love, death, loss and aspiration — but always with an eye to finding an unusual angle or viewpoint. Quirky and highly readable, his writing aims to entertain first and foremost. If he can also offer a previously unfamiliar perspective or insight, all the better.

His first novel, If I Never, is published by Legend Press and is now available from all good bookstores, online and High Street.


Average rating: 3.98 · 99 ratings · 28 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
If I Never
3.88 of 5 stars 3.88 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Children of the Resolution
4.17 of 5 stars 4.17 avg rating — 23 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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The Realm of the Hungry Ghosts
3.83 of 5 stars 3.83 avg rating — 18 ratings — published 2012 — 2 editions
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The Legacy of Lorna Lovelost
4.0 of 5 stars 4.00 avg rating — 11 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Broken Angel
4.29 of 5 stars 4.29 avg rating — 7 ratings — published 2011
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This month, I’m donating all royalties from sales of the Kindle edition of my latest novel, The Legacy of Lorna Lovelost to the wonderful people at The SMA Trust.


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“Out of the window , I could see a tree in the distance -little more than a sapling, really, stunted and fragile, it's slender, brittle branches burdened by a precarious layer of snow. It was not healthy; I only had to look at it to understand that.”
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message 3: by Gary

Gary Murning Merry wrote: "Having listened to your preview, I'm now eagerly awaiting the new book :-)"

That's great, Kate. Thank you. And don't forget, THE REALM OF THE HUNGRY GHOSTS can now be pre-ordered here http://www.amazon.co.uk/Realm-Hungry-...


Merry Having listened to your preview, I'm now eagerly awaiting the new book :-)


message 1: by Ryan

Ryan Moehring Howdy, Gary!

Thanks for adding me. I'm new around these parts, but excited to learn how Goodreads works. I just started a giveaway. Feel free to check it out and impart any words of wisdom to this newbie! http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12...

-Ryan


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