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Jasper Kent

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Jasper Kent was born in Worcestershire, England in 1968. He attended King Edward's School, Birmingham and went on to study Natural Sciences at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, specializing in physics.

Jasper has spent almost twenty years working as a software engineer in the UK and in Europe, whilst also working on writing both fiction and music. In that time, he has produced the novels Twelve, Thirteen Years Later, The Third Section, The People's Will and The Last Oprichnik, as well as co-writing several musicals, including The Promised Land and Remember! Remember!

He currently lives in Hove, with six rats called Olga, Irina, Masha, Star, Bugby and Beau, a dog called Bilbo and a person called Helen.

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Jasper Kent Ah! I remember it well from my youth.

As for it's accuracy, it gets the basic idea across pretty well. Rasputin certainly did have many lovers, though…more
Ah! I remember it well from my youth.

As for it's accuracy, it gets the basic idea across pretty well. Rasputin certainly did have many lovers, though it's a matter of debate as to whether the tsaritsa was actually one of them. In describing the monk's murder, the lyrics actually understate how difficult he was to kill.

The main problem is that omits the main reason that Rasputin became so influential. The tsarevich, Alexis, heir to the throne, suffered from haemophilia. Rasputin was a mystic healer and it was believed - particularity by the tsaritsa - that he was able to at least partially cure the boy. It was this, rather than his sexuality, that gave him such power in Russia. (less)
Jasper Kent Without wanting to tempt fate, I'm not sure I've ever suffered it. I do a large amount of planning up front, so when I'm actually writing I always…moreWithout wanting to tempt fate, I'm not sure I've ever suffered it. I do a large amount of planning up front, so when I'm actually writing I always know - to the level of a scene - what should be coming next.

That's not to say that during the planning process I don't sometimes find myself stumped for an idea, but at that stage I'm not pressurizing myself. Those ideas tend to come when you're doing something else.

Occasionally during the actual writing I find myself with really no idea how to express the scene I'm supposed to be writing, but I find then the best approach is just to press on. I write something for the scene so that I can move on to the next one, which hopefully will be easier. Then I can fix the tricky scene during rewrites.(less)
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The wait is over. The Last Rite, final instalment of the Danilov Quintet will be published in Turkey in June by Can Yayınları under the title:

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The People's Will by Jasper Kent
"You're going to have to take my review with a grain of salt - for some moronic reason I thought that this was the fifth and last book (I'm gettin old or something) and it didn't exactly ruin the book, BUT I confess it this had been the finale, it..." Read more of this review »
Late Whitsun by Jasper Kent
"This is a good old fashioned murder mystery. The first in a trilogy involving Charlie Woolf. The beauty of this one and the reason it caught my eye is it is set in Brighton. I have lived in the vicinity for many years and it was a fascinating read..." Read more of this review »
Late Whitsun by Jasper Kent
"Late Whitsun introduces us to Charlie Woolf, an artist / PI who finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation that he has to investigate himself.

It is a brilliantly written mystery that kept me reading and kept me guessing right through i..." Read more of this review »
Late Whitsun by Jasper Kent
"t's been a while since I have taken part in a book tour. This is the first book tour in ages where the book has really grabbed my attention. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading it and so am really pleased to be part of the tour.

Set in Brighton just..." Read more of this review »
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Nice feel for period and location, along with good prose and dialogue style. The plot was a bit overblown and a tad Dickensian (in that it relied on rather a lot of coincidence). Also the hero did seem keen to walk into trouble.

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First Archer I've ever read. In comparison with books of what I'd judge were a similar level and genre I'd say it does a little better than average on prose style and a little worse on characterisation.

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A nice line in righteous anger against Victorian corruption and inequality is spoiled by basically picking a name out of a hat as a suspect for the Ripper crimes.

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“A man’s conscience shouts so much more loudly in the past tense than it ever manages to achieve in the present.”
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