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At the age of 10 I wanted to be a) an astronaut, b) winner of Wimbledon, and c) an author. In that order. Turns out I hate long-haul flights and I'm rubbish at tennis. But fast-forward 35 years and I did become an author.

As a child I spent many happy days exploring a local rubbish dump, playing out all kinds of post-apocalyptic adventures with friends. This is how I came to write my first book, Six Days - a dystopian sci-fi tale set in a future London.

I've had lots of jobs: a (very bad) waiter, programmer, software designer, seller of beers on the beach, apple picker, postman, subtitler of TV programmes for the hard of hearing, user experience consultant, small business owner. And now a writer. Not exactly a clear career path, I know, but g
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The British Museum is currently showing a wonderful exhibition about Vikings that brings these incredible travellers to life. What strikes you is how resourceful they were and how fearless. The skill and confidence required even to build an ocean-going ship in around 1000 AD is truly inspiring. The remains of the largest Viking warship ever discovered are on display here. Roskilde 6, as it’s na...

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Average rating: 3.27 · 215 ratings · 70 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Six Days
3.28 of 5 stars 3.28 avg rating — 126 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
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Where the Rock Splits the Sky
3.23 of 5 stars 3.23 avg rating — 92 ratings — published 2014 — 4 editions
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“What? An alien. You think I'm from outer space." She snorts in disbelief. "I'm Kelly Tillman, you dumb-ass. From 41 Montana Avenue, Valentine, Texas. What's left of it. I canned seventh grade for a piece-of-crap job with lousy tips and lousy hours. You ain't telling me I'm the outsider here. No way.”
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“Visitation Day - I was not even born yet when the world stopped turning, twenty years ago. It is hard for me to imagine that moment, though I have heard the tale many times, for I have never seen the light of the moon or a sunrise”
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“Great," mumbles Kelly. "Bat stew cooked on a bat shit fire by an old bat.”
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“This is a robbery. Sorry for the inconvenience'n'all but if you don't line up out here at the count of five then I'm gonna get all trigger-happy on your ass. One, two...”
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Philip Webb Hi Lucinda, congratulations on winning a copy! I'm sending off the books today so you should receive it shortly. Hope you enjoy it :)
Best wishes
Phil


Lucinda Dear Philip,
Thanks for acepting my friend request! I am delighted to have won a copy of your novel "Where the Rock Splits the Sky" (through a first-read giveaway), which i am really looking forward to reading.
Kind Regards
Lucinda


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