Manda Scott




George ...
769 books | 3,169 friends

RobinLe...
2,648 books | 4,235 friends

Clifford
65 books | 246 friends

Simon W...
189 books | 4,746 friends

Steven ...
115 books | 715 friends

Bill Ward
728 books | 1,105 friends

Dan Sti...
6,061 books | 285 friends

Jenny B...
90 books | 624 friends

More friends…



Manda Scott

Goodreads Author


Born
in Scotland, The United Kingdom
Website

Twitter

Genre

Influences

Member Since
July 2010

URL


Novelist, columnist and broadcaster MC Scott (aka Manda Scott) trained as a veterinary surgeon in Glasgow and worked at the Universities of Cambridge and Dublin, specialising in anaesthesia. A brief three year stint as a Director of the computer games company, Frontier Developments (Elite, Frontier First Encounter, Wallace and Gromit; Elite: Dangerous) bridged the gap from veterinary medicine to writing.

Her novels have been short listed for an Orange Prize, nominated for an Edgar Award and translated into over twenty languages. She was a long term columnist for the Glasgow Herald, is a reviewer for the Independent and has contributed to the Telegraph, Times, Daily Express and BBC History Magazine. She has appeared on Time Team as an expert
...more

Average rating: 4.05 · 7,389 ratings · 555 reviews · 18 distinct works · Similar authors
Dreaming the Eagle (Boudica...

4.07 avg rating — 2,415 ratings — published 2002 — 34 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dreaming the Bull (Boudica,...

4.25 avg rating — 1,290 ratings — published 2004 — 30 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dreaming the Serpent Spear ...

4.35 avg rating — 1,026 ratings — published 2006 — 23 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Dreaming the Hound (Boudica...

4.34 avg rating — 1,085 ratings — published 2005 — 28 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Crystal Skull

3.18 avg rating — 909 ratings — published 2008 — 36 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
No Good Deed

3.75 avg rating — 168 ratings — published 2001 — 11 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hen's Teeth  (Kellen Stewar...

3.81 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1996 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Night Mares  (Kellen Stewar...

3.88 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 1900 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Into the Fire (Capitaine In...

4.24 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2015 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Stronger Than Death  (Kelle...

3.83 avg rating — 80 ratings — published 1900 — 9 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Manda Scott…
Dreaming the Eagle Dreaming the Bull Dreaming the Hound Dreaming the Serpent Spear
Boudica (4 books)
by
4.21 avg rating — 5,816 ratings

Hen's Teeth Night Mares Stronger Than Death
Kellen Stewart (3 books)
by
3.83 avg rating — 347 ratings

Into the Fire
Capitaine Inés Picaut (2 books)
by
4.24 avg rating — 100 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

The Ocean at the ...
Manda Scott rated a book it was amazing
by Neil Gaiman (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Petite Mort
Manda Scott rated a book it was amazing
by Beatrice Hitchman (Goodreads Author)
bookshelves: currently-reading
Rate this book
Clear rating

 
Reality Is Broken...
Rate this book
Clear rating

 

Manda's Recent Updates

Manda Scott is now friends with Nour Al-Hajj
17556908
Manda Scott rated a book it was amazing
Night Heron by Adam Brookes
Night Heron
by Adam Brookes (Goodreads Author)
Rate this book
Clear rating
Manda Scott added Goodreads to her Facebook Timeline
Goodreads for Timeline
Add your books to Timeline!
Learn More
Manda Scott rated a book it was amazing
Black River by Tom Harper
Black River
by Tom Harper (Goodreads Author)
read in September, 2015
Rate this book
Clear rating
Tom Harper is one of the most exciting authors of our generation - he straddles the line between literary writing and thrillers in the way Robert Harris used to do before he became too big to bother plotting. Harper writes intelligent, thoughtful, ma ...more
Manda Scott rated a book it was amazing
Postcapitalism by Paul Mason
Rate this book
Clear rating
There are books we want to read, books we think we ought to read, and books we need to read. This one falls in the latter category, along with Naomi Klein's 'This Changes Everything' and George Monbiot's 'Rewilding' - actually, anything by either of ...more
" Now that's what I call a positive review... thank you hugely...



:)

m
"
Into the Fire by Manda Scott
"How did I not know about this author? Where have I been? Ok, so I'm a bit late coming to the Manda Scott appreciation party but wowsers what an introduction to her work. Ordinarily, I wouldn't really be interested in historical novels but as a fel..." Read more of this review »
Manda Scott is now following Lynne Hutchinson's reviews
43877963
Into the Fire by Manda Scott
"Too many nights sat up until 3am reading this novel, thinkng I'd just read the next chapter...and the next..... Loved the way the two timelines came together without being obvious from way back in the novel like so many of these type of stories do..." Read more of this review »
Into the Fire by Manda Scott
"Sometimes what is required for the reader is a fast-moving rollercoaster of a thriller – and that is exactly what this is. I was in need of such a novel and along came this one: intelligent, thought-provoking, well researched, exciting.

What you ge..." Read more of this review »
More of Manda's books…
“We all make mistakes in our youth of which we are ashamed. The difference is that the rest of us can forgive the child we were and believe in the honour of the adult we have become. - Gwyddhien”
Manda Scott, Dreaming the Bull

“It is in my mind that a people faced with death or slavery as their only choices are not readily going to relinquish war. - Longinus Sdapeze”
Manda Scott, Dreaming the Bull

“Romans! They think women and children are fit sacrifices in war and anything less than crucifixion smacks of leniency. And they call us barbarians. - Longinus Sdapeze”
Manda Scott, Dreaming the Bull

Polls

Aug. 15-Oct. 15 Group HF Series: Tie Breaker Poll


Welsh Princes Series: Here be Dragons by Sharon Kay Penman- 3 books
 
  102 votes, 61.4%

Boudica Series: Dreaming the Eagle by Manda Scott- 4 books
 
  64 votes, 38.6%

8 comments
More...

Topics Mentioning This Author

“It's so hard to forget pain, but it's even harder to remember sweetness. We have no scar to show for happiness. We learn so little from peace.”
Chuck Palahniuk, Diary

“Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:
Believing that personal gain is made by crushing others;
Worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected;
Insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it;
Refusing to set aside trivial preferences;
Neglecting development and refinement of the mind;
Attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

22454 Historical Fictionistas — 7762 members — last activity 32 minutes ago
Welcome to Historical Fictionistas! We want to experience all different kinds of HF with all different kinds of people. The more diverse, the better. ...more
8115 The History Book Club — 11712 members — last activity 2 hours, 0 min ago
"Interested in history - then you have found the right group". The History Book Club is the largest history and nonfiction group on Goodreads and the ...more
15807 Queereaders — 4136 members — last activity 9 hours, 31 min ago
A group for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals and supporters interested in fun and stimulating conversation about books, movies, art, ...more
78795 We Love/Hate semicolons! — 57 members — last activity Sep 19, 2012 05:52PM
“Do not use semicolons,” Kurt Vonnegut once said. “They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve be ...more
86170 Books And More! — 71 members — last activity Dec 26, 2015 05:39AM
Talk About Your Fave Books, TV Shows, & Movies. Or Play Word Games, ABC Games, 'Rate-The-Avatar-Above-You' Game, And More.
54239 Ancient & Medieval Historical Fiction — 4124 members — last activity 12 hours, 41 min ago
The focus of this group is historical fiction set in Ancient and Medieval eras(with some post Medieval), in any geographical location. Preference is g ...more
109784 GOOD REVIEWS — 5278 members — last activity 6 hours, 40 min ago
This Group is only for authors who are looking for reviews and Reviewers who love to read books and share their reviews.
More of Manda’s groups…



Comments (showing 1-11)    post a comment »
dateUp arrow    newest »

message 11: by W.

W. Tinkanesh Hi, Manda! I sent you a private message. Have a Fantastic Friday and a Wonderful Weekend!
W.


message 10: by W.

W. Tinkanesh Of course, I might also pre-order a copy of 'Into the Fire' and enter the other giveway. Whatever I do, I am still planning to attend one of your book signings.
(two comments when I could have written everything in one? I definitely need coffee! :D)


message 9: by W.

W. Tinkanesh I just entered the Goodreads giveaway for 'Into the Fire'. It's ok if I don't win, because I'm planning to attend one of your book signings.


J.E.J. Fern Thank you!


message 7: by Manda

Manda Scott Thank you.... glad to meet you (just finishing ABSOLUTION, sequel to NO GOOD DEED, which you may remember from an age ago. Hope you enjoy the Roman spy thriller series: they were enormous fun to write...


message 6: by W.

W. Tinkanesh Hi, Manda! You've written some of the best crime fiction I've ever read! Good to meet you here! Have a great weekend! W.


message 5: by Manda

Manda Scott Judith wrote: "Manda, I loved your comment in historical fictionistas. You sound like my kind of HF writer. You've been on my list to review but I haven't gotten to you. Any chance of getting an ARC and maybe doi..."

Absolutely - can you mail me a snail mail address (manda at mandascott dot co dot uk)

would be delighted to have a review on your site - and an interview...

very many thanks

Manda


Judith Starkston Manda, I loved your comment in historical fictionistas. You sound like my kind of HF writer. You've been on my list to review but I haven't gotten to you. Any chance of getting an ARC and maybe doing an interview with the review. You can look at what I did with Bruce Macbain's Roman mystery both review (http://www.judithstarkston.com/review...) and interview (http://www.judithstarkston.com/review...) on my website.


message 3: by Manda

Manda Scott Hi people - I only really just discovered GoodReads- looking forward to endless book recommendations...


message 2: by Simon

Simon Thanks for looking me up, Manada.


message 1: by Dana

Dana Davis Thanks for the friend request, Manda. Loved your Boudica series! Happy writing! www.danadaviswriting.com


back to top