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Gilli Allan

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I write award winning contemporary romantic fiction with an edge. I refuse to prettify or romanticise the tricky business of relationships and love. My philosophy is that life is not a fairy tale. It can be confusing and difficult. Sex is not always awesome; it can be awkward and embarrassing, and it has consequences. You don't always fall for Mr Right, even if he falls for you. And realising you're in love is not always good news. It can make the future look daunting.
All three of my recent books, published by Accent Press - TORN, LIFE CLASS and FLY OR FALL - have received Chill with a Book AWARDS.
I went to art school and originally worked as an illustrator in advertising. I began writing when my son was small and was published immediatel
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They can't always keep as still as you would like
All my books have grown out of the “What if...?” question.  LIFE CLASS is no exception.

Initially I had the title but no story, so I began to reflect on the accumulated experience of attending life drawing lessons over many years, and there was one incident that cried out to be revisited. 
Before I arrived at Croydon College of Art (now called Croy... Read more of this blog post »
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Average rating: 3.65 · 142 ratings · 46 reviews · 5 distinct worksSimilar authors
Torn

3.46 avg rating — 109 ratings — published 2011 — 8 editions
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Life Class

4.33 avg rating — 21 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
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FLY or FALL

4.40 avg rating — 10 ratings — published 2013 — 6 editions
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Desires and Dreams

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Just Before Dawn

liked it 3.00 avg rating — 1 rating — published 1986 — 2 editions
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"Just when you thought you'd read it all about the Vikings - even going so far as to go live in their homelands - a book like this comes along and you realise how little you really know.

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