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Tara Hanks

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I was born and raised in London. Since then I have lived in Lancaster, Derby and now Brighton. I am married with two sons.

'Wicked Baby', my novella based on the events of the Profumo Affair, was published in 2004. An extract has been showcased on the official website of Whitbread-nominated author Laura Hird.

'The Mmm Girl', my novel about the life of Marilyn Monroe, is winner of the UKA Press Opening Pages Competition, and is now available to buy. An excerpt is featured in the 'Voices From The Web Anthology 2006'.

I also write occasional articles for websites including For Books' Sake, Immortal Marilyn and Madonna Radio, as well as my own blog. I am currently working on my third novel.

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Published on April 16, 2011 12:46 • 315 views • Tags: for-books-sake, muriel-spark
Average rating: 4.22 · 36 ratings · 5 reviews · 12 distinct works
The MMM Girl: Marilyn Monro...

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“Nothing lasts forever,' I said, flicking cigarette ash into a cut-glass tray. 'We all have a short time, to shine or just survive.”
Tara Hanks, The MMM Girl: Marilyn Monroe, by Herself

“That's my answer to the question what is your strongest emotion, if you ever want to ask me: Curiosity, old bean. Curiosity every time.”
Elaine Dundy, The Dud Avocado

“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view... Until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it.”
Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird

“I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”
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“Hollywood is a place where they'll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul. I know, because I turned down the first offer often enough and held out for the fifty cents.”
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“No matter who you are, no matter what you did, no matter where you've come from, you can always change, become a better version of yourself.”
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message 2: by Tara

Tara Thanks Maria! Good to meet you here.




message 1: by Maria

Maria Hi Tara, thanks for inviting me to be a friend on Goodreads. Congratulations on your books' successes so far, and I'll look forward to reading more about your third novel. I am interested in reading your book about Marilyn Monroe, and have put it on my 'to-read' list

all the best

Maria


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