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Emma Laybourn

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I'm an author based in the north of England. Although I've spent most of my working life in schools and libraries, I've also had seven children's books published, as well as about 50 short stories in various magazines in the UK and Australia.
In 2012 I set up a child-friendly story website, Megamousebooks.com, to offer free online children's stories, downloadable ebooks and puzzles. It's proving a full-time job, but a very enjoyable one.

I've just completed my third effort at abridging a classic novel (the first two being Mansfield Park and Daniel Deronda): the finished version, Emily Bronte's Wuthering Heights: Abridged, is now available as a free ebook from Smashwords, Nook Books, Kobo Books and iTunes. Not Amazon, sadly, as I can't make it permanently free there, but Smashwords have a mobi version for Kindles.

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Published on January 25, 2016 08:19 • 25 views • Tags: abridged-classics, free-classic-ebooks, victorian-novels, wuthering-heights
Average rating: 3.86 · 88 ratings · 19 reviews · 35 distinct works · Similar authors
Missing Magic

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One Thousand Lollipops

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The King of Custard Castle

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Save the Unicorn!

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Clone Rangers

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