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Anne Goodwin loves fiction for the freedom to contradict herself and has been scribbling stories ever since she could hold a pencil. During her career as an NHS clinical psychologist her focus was on helping other people tell their neglected stories to themselves. Now that her short fiction publication count has overtaken her age, her ambition is to write and publish enough novels to match her shoe size. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was published in July 2015 by Inspired Quill and shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her second novel, Underneath, was published in May 2017.

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Can you rewrite your own history and get away with it? That’s what Joseph Silk and Mary Holmes, lead characters in these two new novels, seem to have done. Both have been motivated to avoid traumatic memories – but there are consequences. In Joseph’s case, it’s been the impact on his family; in Mary’s, it’s a lifetime of guilt. Both novels feature a bond between young and old. Both address aspe... Read more of this blog post »
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Gun-toting outlaws given to looting, hold-ups, burglary and stealing livestock or a courageous band of brothers battling for what’s right? So asks Andrea Camilleri in this fact-based historical novella about the consequences of standing up to the Maf ...more
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In a small town in Dorset towards the end of the Second World War, the police are really too busy to listen to the ramblings of a lonely old woman. But Mary Holmes’ claim to have information about the human remains recently discovered nearby can’t be ...more
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Thirteen-year-old Sal is a typical parental child: having quickly recognised her mother’s failings, she parents herself, and her ten-year-old sister, Peppa, too. Both girls’ fathers have long been off the scene when Robert moves into the flat, making ...more
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