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Rachel Cotterill

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Rachel lives in the Cotswolds. When she's not writing, she can probably be found wandering in the hills.

As you'll know if you've been following me on Instagram or Twitter, I had my PhD viva last week. After several long years and a hell of a lot of work, I'm finally Doctor Cotterill! (Well, it'll be official once I've turned in my corrections. But it's close enough.) It's been a tiring process, and blogging has been very much on the back burner over the past year while I was writing up, however I... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.79 · 204 ratings · 58 reviews · 7 distinct works · Similar authors
Rebellion (Chronicles of Ch...

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The Falconer

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Design Your Own Cookies

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The Fates of Worlds

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I started reading this book at a friend's house in Greenland, in 2010. The beginning of the story stuck with me: an intense blend of spectacular landscape and impressive endurance, practical tips and emotional depth. I had every intention of tracking ...more
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I love everything about this series, and it just keeps getting better. If you enjoyed the first three, you'll definitely want this one.

More coherent thoughts to follow in due course :-)
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Harriet the Invincible by Ursula Vernon
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Harriet's mum: slaying dragons isn't very princessly.

Harriet: but I'm a princess! If I do it, it's got to be something princesses do!

Sometimes you just need a pink, sparkly book about a sword-wielding hamster princess... This is a cute and funny kid
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A Harvest of Ripe Figs by Shira Glassman
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Queen Shulamit finds herself faced with a new kind of challenge when a valuable violin is stolen - it's only with the help of her friends and family that she can hope to figure out who's to blame. Classic mystery set in a magical world.
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A fun cozy mystery with a culinary theme and a touch of magic. Cute, light & fun.
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Interesting insight into how Google runs its people processes. Covering a little bit of everything from recruitment & retention to training & 20% time.
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Goldenfire by A.F.E. Smith
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Firearms come to Darkhaven, and there's an assassination threat against Ayla Nightshade that throws the tower into chaos. If you like fast paced fantasy adventure with greyscale morality but an overriding sense of justice, or with relationships and r ...more
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Flesh and Fire by Laura Anne Gilman
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Interesting series start based on the premise of wine-based magic.

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Lynna Merrill, The Seekers of Fire

“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure, program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for insects.”
Robert A. Heinlein
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“I only steal because my dear old family needs the money to live!"
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"Liar!" they chorused
"I only steal because this wicked world won't let me work an honest trade!" Calo cried, hoisting his own glass.
"I only steal," said Jean, "because I've temporarily fallen in with bad company."
At last the ritual came to Bug; the boy raised his glass a bit shakily and yelled, "I only steal because it's heaps of fucking fun!"
Scott Lynch, The Lies of Locke Lamora

“If you wrote something for which someone sent you a check, if you cashed the check and it didn't bounce, and if you then paid the light bill with the money, I consider you talented.”
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“I must not fear. Fear is the mind-killer. Fear is the little-death that brings total obliteration. I will face my fear. I will permit it to pass over me and through me. And when it has gone past I will turn the inner eye to see its path. Where the fear has gone there will be nothing. Only I will remain.”
Frank Herbert, Dune

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Savannah Rachel, thank you for the friendship.
Stay naughty,

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Traci Thanks for accepting the friend vite. I look forward to seeing what you are reading.

Chelsea Pleasure to make your acquaintance!

Rachel Cotterill Cheryl wrote: "Thanks for accepting my friend request, Rachel. Your book sounds interesting!"

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