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Bobbie Darbyshire

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Bobbie is the author of three gripping novels: 'Oz', 'Love, Revenge & Buttered Scones' and 'Truth Games'.
She won the 2008 fiction prize at the National Academy of Writing and the New Delta Review Creative Nonfiction Prize 2010. She has worked as barmaid, mushroom picker, film extra, maths coach, cabinet minister's private secretary, care assistant and volunteer adult-literacy teacher, as well as in social research and government policy.

He latest novel is 'Oz'.
Mark Jonnson’s life is a mess. He’s been cheating on his wife, fears his marriage is over, but can’t bear to leave his boisterous 7-year-old daughter, Matilda. Just when he thinks things can’t get worse, his mother is killed in a road accident. Shocked and grieving, he decamps to
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Average rating: 3.46 · 35 ratings · 18 reviews · 4 distinct works · Similar authors
Love, Revenge and Buttered ...
3.29 of 5 stars 3.29 avg rating — 24 ratings — published 2010 — 2 editions
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Truth Games
3.38 of 5 stars 3.38 avg rating — 8 ratings — published 2009 — 2 editions
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Oz
5.0 of 5 stars 5.00 avg rating — 3 ratings — published 2014
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David and Goliath by Malcolm Gladwell
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Why an advantage can sometimes be a disadvantage and vice versa. How underdogs can succeed. A book to give you a boost if you feel up against it. Malcolm Gladwell is reliably readable and thought-provoking.
An Officer and a Spy by Robert Harris
An Officer and a Spy
by Robert Harris
read in December, 2014
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Bravo. A tour de force. Edge-of-the-seat gripping, immensely readable, minutely researched story of the Dreyfus affair, told by Georges Picquart, the French colonel who uncovered the conspiracy and became Dreyfus’s key defence witness, sacrificing hi ...more
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Slaughterhouse-Five
by Kurt Vonnegut
read in December, 2014
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I discovered my first Vonnegut on a second hand book stall in Brighton when I was nineteen, and fell in love for a lifetime. I soon read ‘Slaughterhouse-five’ and have been uplifted and consoled ever since by Vonnegut’s idea of each life’s consisting ...more
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing by Eimear McBride
A Girl Is a Half-formed Thing
by Eimear McBride
read in November, 2014
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The case for. Poignant evocation of sibling love in a malignant world, culminating in an excoriatingly accurate rendition of the incoherence of thought and feeling when someone you love is dying, is dead.
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Touching the Starfish by Ashley Stokes
Touching the Starfish
by Ashley Stokes (Goodreads Author)
read in November, 2014
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Brilliant stuff! Nathan Flack is a writer exiled in a backwater, teaching creative writing to a group of moon-barkers, grammar-stammerers, wrong-roomers, sensitive plants, literature deniers and romantic typists. 'Lucky Jim' meets 'A Heartbreaking Wo ...more
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Oz by Bobbie Darbyshire
Oz
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State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
State of Wonder
by Ann Patchett
read in October, 2014
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The Old Wives' Tale by Arnold Bennett
The Old Wives' Tale
by Arnold Bennett
read in October, 2014
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The elder of two Staffordshire sisters remains in the house she was born in, while the younger elopes with a ne’er-do-well and lives through the 1870 siege of Paris before eventually returning to her roots. The story is absorbing, often funny and (de ...more
Making Friends with Anxiety by Sarah Rayner
"'This is a great book: readable, practical and, most importantly, compassionate. Sarah Rayner gives a clear explanation of the common symptoms of anxiety and panic that affect so many lives. She then goes on to give sound advice as to how to cope..." Read more of this review »
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