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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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“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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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...


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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.


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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.


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


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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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