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Anne Goodwin writes entertaining fiction about identity, mental health and social justice. She is the author of three novels and short story collection published by small independent press, Inspired Quill. Her debut novel, Sugar and Snails, was shortlisted for the 2016 Polari First Book Prize. Her new novel, Matilda Windsor Is Coming Home, is inspired by her previous incarnation as a clinical psychologist in a long-stay psychiatric hospital.

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Sugar and Snails

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Underneath

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Novel perspectives on 20th-century fascism: Tonight Is Already Tomorrow & Widowland

Both these novels address mid-20th-century fascism from unusual angles: the first through the preoccupations of a Jewish family in Mussolini’s Italy; the second through an alternative history in which Britain, instead of going to war against the Nazis, has succumbed to colonisation in everything but name.

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Tonight is Already Tomorrow by Lia Levi
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The story of a Jewish family in Mussolini’s Italy, mostly focusing on the experience of their precocious son.
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Widowland by C.J. Carey
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Part thriller, part misogynist dystopia, part tribute to the humanising power of literature, this is a fun novel which reminds us never to take our freedom for granted. https://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecd... ...more
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Hamnet
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A moving reimagining of the life and death of William Shakespeare’s son as the genesis of his famous play, Hamlet. Winner of the 2020 Women’s Prize for Fiction. I found the ending particularly engaging and poignant.
A Ghost and His Gold by Roberta Eaton Cheadle
"This was certainly an ambitious project from a number of perspectives. The fusion of paranormal and history with two stories running in parallel is a challenge, but the author has succeeded in writing a flowing saga spanning 130 years. All the charac" Read more of this review »
Matilda Windsor Is Coming Home by Anne  Goodwin
"Moving and funny!

This book is a poignant look at how an innocent girl’s life was transformed, and the quest to find her by the one who truly loved her.

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"There's so much going on in this novel, so many strands which loop and nestle alongside each other, threatening to interweave yet failing. And all the while managing to be an engaging, rewarding story with characters who are real and raw and flawed a" Read more of this review »
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The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue
The Pull of the Stars
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a page-turning story about colonisation – of countries by occupying powers and women’s bodies by church and male-dominated governments – set in a Dublin maternity ward during the pandemic of 1918. https://annegoodwin.weebly.com/annecd... ...more
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The Spinning House Affair by Jane Taylor
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There are bound to be tensions between town and gown when a university dwarfs the place where it’s situated. But, until the publisher, Thunderpoint, sent me a copy of this recently published historical novel, I hadn’t realised how far that could go. ...more
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“I write to tame and organise the thoughts that bubble in my head. I write for the part of me that’s inconsolable and don’t have the hands or the talent for painting, pottery or the piano. I write because it’s proven more effective than screaming to communicate my personal truths. I write because publication provides the perfect payback for a painful childhood and because I’m addicted to alliteration, a glutton for grammar and ruled by the rule of three. I continue writing to discover where my imagination will take me; because if I stopped, I’d no longer be me.”
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