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Candy Gourlay

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Hello Goodreaders! SHINE, my not-so-ghost story for teenagers, was published in September 2013 here in the United Kingdom. It was three years in the making and I can't believe I'm writing something else - and it's a historical novel. I recently tried to order more copies of Tall Story in hardback and was told the UK hardback edition is now officially out of stock. That means if you've got one (they've got yellow endpapers), it's suddenly very rare so put it somewhere safe. More news when there is any! And happy goodreading!
Candy Gourlay was a journalist writing about dictators in the Third World before she took up a full time position battling dictators of the nappy-clad variety. She inadvertently became a web designer while avoiding doing
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These past few weeks have been quite an adventure. I had 19 speaking engagement over a period of about 10 days. My poor voice is a squeak and I left Manila in an embarrassing hurry, not having done my yearly trawl for books to take home or even spent enough quality time with my mom. Still, going home is always good for the soul. Till next year.

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Tall Story
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“If you cannot find yourself on the page very early in life, you will go looking for yourself in all the wrong places.”
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“I love deadlines. I love the whooshing noise they make as they go by.”
Douglas Adams, The Salmon of Doubt

“I wanted so badly to lie down next to her on the couch, to wrap my arms around her and sleep. Not fuck, like in those movies. Not even have sex. Just sleep together in the most innocent sense of the phrase. But I lacked the courage and she had a boyfriend and I was gawky and she was gorgeous and I was hopelessly boring and she was endlessly fascinating. So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was hurricane.”
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“So I walked back to my room and collapsed on the bottom bunk, thinking that if people were rain, I was drizzle and she was a hurricane.”
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“Books are the ultimate Dumpees: put them down and they’ll wait for you forever; pay attention to them and they always love you back.”
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Candy Gourlay Elen wrote: "Hello, I've made a listopia list of UKYA to go with the current hashtag/blog, anyone can add to it, so if you want to, feel free! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18..."
Thanks Elen - will see what I can do!


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Elen Caldecott Hello, I've made a listopia list of UKYA to go with the current hashtag/blog, anyone can add to it, so if you want to, feel free! http://www.goodreads.com/list/show/18...


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