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Kate Furnivall

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Penarth, Wales, The United Kingdom




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Kate Furnivall was raised in Penarth, a small seaside town in Wales. Her mother, whose own childhood was spent in Russia, China and India, discovered at an early age that the world around us is so volatile, that the only things of true value are those inside your head and your heart. These values Kate explores in The Russian Concubine.

Kate went to London University where she studied English and from there she went into publishing, writing material for a series of books on the canals of Britain. Then into advertising where she met her future husband, Norman. She travelled widely, giving her an insight into how different cultures function which was to prove invaluable when writing The Russian Concubine.

It was when her mother died in 2000 that...more

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My new book THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN is being published this week on Thursday 14th August by my fabulous publisher Little, Brown/Sphere. It is an exciting story set in the Bahamas in 1943, a time when the world was at war and even paradise wasn’t safe.

It is a powerful tale about what it means to find love, but also what it means to lose it. THE FAR SIDE OF THE SUN centres...

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The Russian Concubine (The ...
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The Red Scarf
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The White Pearl
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Shadows on the Nile
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The Far Side of the Sun
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Diamonds in the Dust
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Of Love and Life: The Secre...
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" I had a pre-conceived notion that this book was similar to a Khaled Hooseini novel and was quite surprised to find that it wasnt.

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date: August 29, 2013 04:38PM
location: Bibliopunkk, The United States

In August 2013 my brother, Louie, passed away. To help remember him I began a tribute to read the books that he has always recommended me.

Here is the original post launching the project:


To begin the project I have decided to read Frank Herbert's Dune (just the first book). Lou recommended it for as long as I can remember and I have never gotten around to reading it. During the next several weeks I plan to read Dune for the first time and post about it on...more

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“Water was a state of mind. If you think it your friend when you swim in the river or wash away the dirt, why call it your enemy when it comes from the heavens? From the cup of the gods themselves.”
Kate Furnivall, The Russian Concubine

“The sight of you brings joy to my heart and makes my blood thunder in my veins. I know not how long I will be allowed to stand here. So there are words I must say. That you are the moon and the stars to me, and the air I breathe. To love you is to live. So if I die.... I will still live in you.”
Kate Furnivall, The Russian Concubine
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“Elena gave a low laugh. "Maleeshka, little one, it's me you're talking to, not the Cossack. I am a whore and I know the smell of men and the smell of sex. You stink of both.”
Kate Furnivall, The Girl from Junchow

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