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Louise Burfitt-Dons

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Louise Burfitt-Dons is a playwright, screenwriter, author of Act Against Bullying and founder of the children’s charity in the same name. She wrote Moderating Feminism after chairing so many spirited feminist debates. Born in Kuwait she has lived in Australia and France and the UK. Louise has also written under the name of Louise Byres. Her two daughters Brooke and Arabella are now grown up, but she lives with her ex-pilot husband Donald in London. Her debut crime thriller The Missing Activist is published in June 2018.

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Louise Burfitt-Dons In 2015 when I stood as a candidate for the General election, a young supporter took his life because of bullying. I knew him. In fact he'd campaigned…moreIn 2015 when I stood as a candidate for the General election, a young supporter took his life because of bullying. I knew him. In fact he'd campaigned fo me. As somone who's run an anti-bulling charity for nearly twenty years I found the outcome too close to home and it drove me to write the novel which closely tracks the reality of political life today.

The other aspect of the novel - the luring of teenagers to the Caliphate , the battle between religious and political ideologies as personified by Zinah Al-Rashid (who goes from Harrods to Haifa) is a contemporary one. I was born and brought up in the Middle East and I wanted to look at what would motivate young women to want to leave the West as so many have done. (less)
Louise Burfitt-Dons Writer’s block is a nasty condition. Probably on a par with writer’s drivel – where you can’t stop and you go way, way off topic and have the hideous…moreWriter’s block is a nasty condition. Probably on a par with writer’s drivel – where you can’t stop and you go way, way off topic and have the hideous task of then editing a lot of useless which ends up giving you writer’s block. My way of dealing with both is planning. Not hitting the keys until I have half a clue why I’m writing. Research. More planning, which doesn’t come naturally to me. And a good night’s sleep helps too.(less)
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The Kurdaitcha and The Missing Activist

The aborigines have a tribal practice called Pointing the Bone. This is a method of execution which leaves no trace and rarely fails to kill its victim.

The bone can be from a kangaroo or an emu and its shape varies from tribe to tribe. It is six to nine inches with one rounded end through which a hole is bored and tapers to a point as sharp as a needle. A piece of hair is threaded through the h... Read more of this blog post »
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Published on November 12, 2018 13:18 Tags: bullying, the-missing-activist, thriller

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“The skin on her upper arms prickled like it’d done so many times back in Jeddah, a sign to be careful.”
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“Zinah had not lost her touch, had she? She had a way with these girls. Amirah now ached to become more devout. Another win.”
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“It gave their families at home great comfort to see them chatting, looking radiant, doing well. ‘We are fine, mothers. Look how happy we are, now we free from our bad bosses.”
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“Zinah had not lost her touch, had she? She had a way with these girls. Amirah now ached to become more devout. Another win.”
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“It gave their families at home great comfort to see them chatting, looking radiant, doing well. ‘We are fine, mothers. Look how happy we are, now we free from our bad bosses.”
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“In other words, if someone had a known history of being stalked or bullied, their so-called self-imposed death could provide a killer with the perfect cover for committing a crime.”
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“The skin on her upper arms prickled like it’d done so many times back in Jeddah, a sign to be careful.”
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“Karen Andersen was a private investigator with a healthy dose of imagination. So when her phone went off while carrying out a pretend parry riposte, in her mind she was Diana Rigg from the Avengers.”
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