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Manda Scott

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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
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"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 »
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"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.

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"I have always been fascinated by the figure of Joan of Arc, so this book intrigued me even before I began reading it. The story opens in contemporary France with a series of fires – and a death; but chapters shift frequently to the 15th century an..." Read more of this review »
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“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”
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“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”
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“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”
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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


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