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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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"Always such interesting stories told by this author. I have read several other works previously and never disappointed. As this story came to an end, I wanted more."
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