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Freda Lightfoot

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Born in Lancashire, I've been a teacher, bookseller and in a mad moment, a smallholder on the freezing fells of the Lake District where I tried my hand at the ‘good life’, kept sheep and hens, various orphaned cats and dogs, built drystone walls, planted a small wood and even learned how to make jam. I have now given up my thermals to build a house in an olive grove in Spain, where I produce my own olive oil and sit in the sun. I have now published 39 novels including many bestselling family sagas and historical novels.
For more information, visit my website www.fredalightfoot.co.uk.


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Freda Lightfoot Hi Cathy, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed The Amber Keeper, and delighted that you have chosen it for your book club. Here's a link to six…moreHi Cathy, so pleased to hear that you enjoyed The Amber Keeper, and delighted that you have chosen it for your book club. Here's a link to six questions for book club readers listed on my website. If you have any problems getting this, do let me know.
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Freda Lightfoot Can't say it's ever been a problem as I'm never short of ideas. However, there are moments when a plot can get a bit tangled, or not seem to be…moreCan't say it's ever been a problem as I'm never short of ideas. However, there are moments when a plot can get a bit tangled, or not seem to be working quite right. Then I take a break, or do more research so that I can then view it again from a different angle which will hopefully resolve the issue. Keep writing, that's the most important thing. You can revise and improve it later, once you have it written down.(less)
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Description: Marguerite de Valois is the most beautiful woman in the French Court, and the subject of great scandal and intrigue. Margot loves Henri of Guise but is married off to the Huguenot Henry of Navarre. By this means her mother Catherine de Medici hopes to bring peace to the realm.  But within days of the wedding the streets of Paris are awash with blood in the Massacre of Saint Bartholomew. Not only is her new husband’s life in danger, but her own too as her mother and brother hold them hostage in the Louvre. Can they ever hope to escape and keep their heads? In a court rife with murder, political intrigue, debauchery, jealousy and the hunger for power, it will not be an easy task. 

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