Melissa Addey

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Melissa Addey

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I mainly write historical fiction: my first novel, The Fragrant Concubine, was Editor’s Choice at the Historical Novel Society, my latest, The Cold Palace, won the 2019 Novel London award.

I was the Leverhulme Trust Writer in Residence at the British Library and now run regular workshops there. I have a PhD in Creative Writing and have self-published 13 books.

I live in London with my husband and two children.

If you’d like to try my writing, visit my website www.melissaaddey.com to pick up a free novella, The Cup.
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Melissa Addey I go and write something else that's unrelated (to-do lists, other work-in-progress) and allow whatever was stuck to unstick itself in my head… usuall…moreI go and write something else that's unrelated (to-do lists, other work-in-progress) and allow whatever was stuck to unstick itself in my head… usually works!(less)
Melissa Addey Writing! I just really enjoy the process and especially when I get into the 'zone' and the words just pour out, it's great. Oh, and the wonderful mome…moreWriting! I just really enjoy the process and especially when I get into the 'zone' and the words just pour out, it's great. Oh, and the wonderful moment when you open a parcel and hold your new book in your hands - gets me every time!(less)
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Beneath the Waves by Melissa Addey
"I am enjoying all of her books. I have been going through one after the other and I can’t put them down. I am anxiously waiting for the 3rd one in the series about Rome. Her books draw a person in so that you feel you are right there with characters." Read more of this review »
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"Althea is a freed slave who works in the amphitheatre with Marcus, her protector, they organise the gladiator games which are so much in demand in the Rome of those times and are often attended by Titus the Emperor himself. Titus ordered an naumachia" Read more of this review »
Beneath the Waves by Melissa Addey
"Heart-stopping, heart-warming, and heart-aches too

Melissa Addey is becoming my favorite historical fiction author. Beneath the Waves is typical of her wonderful books; I learned more about the lives and language of plebeian Ancient Rome than in any h" Read more of this review »
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“Remember, my friends – all legends are true, even the ones that never happened. For in them we find ourselves.”
Melissa Addey, The Fragrant Concubine

“No one can manage on their own,” he says, keeping his eyes on the bobbing dumplings. “Everyone needs a family. People to look out for you.”
Melissa Addey, The Fragrant Concubine

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