Frankie McGowan


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My career began on teenage magazines before joining Fleet Street writing features for among others, The Sunday Times, The Times, The Daily Mail, Sunday Mirror (where I was an assistant editor and columnist).

Later as a magazine editor and while bringing up Tom and Amy, my now grown up children I launched and edited New Woman and Top Sante before switching to writing the first of my novels. My short stories have been published in a variety of magazines, including You, (Mail on Sunday) Women’s Own, Home and Life, Image (Ireland), Redbook (US) The Lady and Woman’s Weekly.

More recently I was asked to adapt two of my novels, A Kept Woman and A Better Life into screenplays. All my novels have reached the top twenty on Amazon which is the best feel
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Average rating: 3.42 · 1,194 ratings · 56 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
A Kept Woman

3.41 avg rating — 285 ratings — published 1998 — 3 editions
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My Mother's Wedding

3.47 avg rating — 231 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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Another Way

3.71 avg rating — 163 ratings — published 1993
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A Better Life

3.43 avg rating — 167 ratings — published 1999 — 2 editions
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The Italian Lesson

2.94 avg rating — 133 ratings — published 2014
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Unfinished Business

3.31 avg rating — 54 ratings — published 1996 — 4 editions
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Chasing Shadows

3.90 avg rating — 40 ratings — published 1994
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The Fight Before Christmas

3.30 avg rating — 63 ratings — published 2013 — 2 editions
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A Single Journey: A moving ...

3.95 avg rating — 22 ratings2 editions
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A Single Journey

4.60 avg rating — 5 ratings
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Frankie McGowan, My Mother's Wedding

“followed”
Frankie McGowan, Unfinished Business

“a row she had stared unseeingly into the gloom, Claire wasn’t as angry as she might have been. At least it was someone to talk to. ‘No, no news,’ she sighed. ‘Just wondering how I’m going to get through all this cheer and partying. Maybe I should find a cave, a nice quiet cave and just crawl into it.’ ‘Darling girl,’ Gilly Metcalf, formerly Morgan while she had been married to Claire’s father, said in a careful voice: ‘I know you’re going through a tough time, and if I could be there you know I would. In”
Frankie McGowan, The Fight Before Christmas



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