Margaret Leroy




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Margaret Leroy

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I grew up in the New Forest. As a child I wrote elaborate fantasy stories that I never showed to anyone. But around age 12 I stopped writing, and didn't start again till my mid-twenties.

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I went to Oxford to study music, at St. Hilda's College. In my twenties I tried all sorts of things - music therapy, play-leading with children with disabilities, work in a toy shop, teaching. I also got married - and divorced. Finally I found work I really enjoyed, as a social worker: I qualified at Leicester University, and worked in psychiatry and then in child protection. It's a reviled profession but I found it fascinating: though, intriguingly, in my writing social workers are more likely to be villains than her...more


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Margaret Leroy voted for The Soldier's Wife as Best Historical Fiction in the Final Round of the 2011 Goodreads Choice Awards.
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“But life doesn't wait - it trickles between your fingers, trickles away....”
Margaret Leroy, The Soldier's Wife

“I learned in that moment that there are different darknesses. That there is ordinary darkness, like the night in the countryside, where, even on a night with no moon, as you stare things loom, take form; and there is another darkness, a darkness so profound you cannot begin to imagine it, cannot conjure it up in your mind. A darkness that blots out all you remember or hope for. A darkness that teaches that all that consoles you is false.”
Margaret Leroy, The Soldier's Wife

“I wonder what causes you most regret, in the final years of your life: the undone things-- or the things you did that you ought not to have done.”
Margaret Leroy

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