Grace McCleen





Grace McCleen


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Wales, The United Kingdom
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Grace McCleen was born in Wales and grew up in a fundamentalist religion where she did not have much contact with non-believers. Her family moved to Ireland when she was ten, where she was schooled at home. When Grace and her family moved back to Britain she went back to school and her English teacher suggested she apply to Oxford.

She studied English Literature at Oxford University and The University of York before becoming a full-time writer and musician. She lives in London. The Land of Decoration is her first novel.

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Average rating: 3.58 · 3,304 ratings · 643 reviews · 5 distinct works · Similar authors
The Land of Decoration

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“Miracles don't have to be big, and they can happen in the unlikeliest places. Sometimes they are so small people don't notice. Sometimes miracles are shy. They brush against your sleeve, they settle on your eyelashes. They wait for you to notice, then melt away. Lots of things start by being small. It's a good way to begin, because no one takes any notice of you. You're just a little thing beetling along, minding your own business. Then you grow.”
Grace McCleen, The Land of Decoration

“Once there was a man and a woman. When they met sparks flew, meteors collided, asteroids turned cartwheels and atoms split. He loved her from here to eternity, she loved him to the moon and back. They were two peas in a pod, heads and tails and noughts and crosses.”
Grace McCleen, The Land of Decoration

“If I had to say how I felt, I would say like a box that had been turned upside down. And the box was surprised by just how empty it was.”
Grace McCleen, The Land of Decoration

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