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I was born in Devon but grew up in Mauritius and Surrey. As the trailing spouse of a serving soldier I spent a large part of married life shuttling between postings. I've worked variously as a freelance journalist, radio reporter, English teacher and PR consultant in Northern Ireland, Germany, Nepal and England. I'm now settled with my family in Nottingham.
I wrote my debut, The Gunner Girl, whilst my husband was on operations with the British Army in Afghanistan. The Gunner Girl won both the Exeter Novel Prize and the Joan Hessayon Award for new fiction. Since then I've written The English Agent, The Night Raid, and The Escape.
All my books are available in paperback, e-book, large print, and audio.
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"The Night Raid

At first when I began to read this book,I wasn't sure it was the book for me.However as I read on,it became more and more interesting when the main character's emerged together.This book is so different from the other WW2 books I've rea" Read more of this review »
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"I love this type of war time fiction so this is an ideal book, was not the ending I was expecting and as usual with this author she leaves you wondering what next, what happened to the characters which I hate but I love! "
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"I was interested in this book because it referred to Laura Knight, the renowned Nottingham artist, and as I live there, I wrote about her for the local Talking Newspaper for the Blind! I certainly enjoyed reading about the factory girls, especially t" Read more of this review »
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I read all these about twenty-odd years ago (and they were old, then), and have just re-read. Easy peasy reading for late nights when you can't concentrate. Given that these books were written in the 70s/early 80s, the subject matter (a transgender p ...more
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Something a little bit Madame Bovary-ish about this book (plenty of sex and shopping). Without giving away too many spoilers, it's a 'nice' woman's fall from grace, set against a backdrop of wartime London. Loved the sophistry in the protagonist's ju ...more
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I found this novella in a second hand bookshop, and bought it mainly because I love these old orange penguin books. Published in 1959, it's a coming-of-age (or not - depending on how your opinion on how it ends, but I won't give away spoilers) novel ...more
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