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Lesley Hale

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London, The United Kingdom



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Lesley Hale was a deputy headteacher in a lovely Leicestershire junior school before deciding to spend more time on her writing. Born and raised in London, she benefited from a creative 1970s primary education, which in her memory consisted of reading fabulous books and making felt gonks. Luckily some rigor was introduced through attending a girls' grammar school, otherwise she'd never have got to university, where she studied History and Landscape Archaeology.

Lesley's love of history influences many of her stories. She also likes to travel and in 2010 took a year off to travel around Europe in a small van while spending time finishing her first novel, which is set in the Tudor period. You can read about her travels on http://charliedogcame...more

When you’re writing an historical novel it’s all too easy to get sidetracked by the many fascinating tidbits of information you unearth during the research stage. Well, I say ‘research stage’, but, in fact, for me that stage runs alongside the writing and editing stages too, as I check and double check on historical details.
I can’t remember when I came across this little trifle about the suppos... Read more of this blog post »
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