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Beatrice Colin

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Chekov, Carver, Nabakov, Fitzgerald, Moore, Spark etc

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June 2009


I'm a novelist/radio dramatist. I've written seven novels (two for children) and numerous plays for BBC Radio 4.

My last novel, To Capture What We Cannot Keep was published in late 2016/early 2017.

I am inspired by new places and old books, snatches of conversation and boards on Pinterest (seed catalogues from the 19th century!) I am a list-maker, a grower, on a good year, of fruit and vegetables, a walker of old paths and a mother of teenagers.

Writing novels helps me to discover something new - about the world, about history, about myself.

My website is www.beatricecolin.co.uk

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Finally, my book promo! Music is by Chris Thomson, an old friend, once of The Bathers and voice over by Robert Mantho who lives round the corner but who was born in Detroit. I shot it mostly in an old bar in Chicago called the Berghoff and on The Loop. I think it passes pretty well for New York in 1916 as long as you don't look too closely at the cars.

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“She tried to smile but her face,she noticed with a jolt,was one that had been configured for tradgedy.”
Beatrice Colin

“Париж бе град, който може да те възнагради и да те съсипе; може да те издигне до седмото небе и след това да те повлече към дъното…”
Beatrice Colin, To Capture What We Cannot Keep

“Without moving he had glanced down at her head, at the steady rise and fall of her breath. She had a tiny mole on the lobe of her left ear. Did she know it was there? It was a lover's privilege to know another's body almost better than she herself did.”
Beatrice Colin, To Capture What We Cannot Keep

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John Campbell Hi Beatrice,

Thanks a lot for accepting my friend request. Just wanted to say I read your novel, 'The Luminous Life of Lily Aphrodite', and it was brilliant. I would go as far as to say it was one of the best contemporary novels I've ever read; recommended it to lots of friends. Looking forward to getting round to reading 'The Songwriter' and I hope you are still enjoying lecturing.

All the best,

John.


message 3: by Kelly

Kelly Oh it's not a problem at all. I don't know about great, my own reviews always embaress me.

Great journies to you as well!

Beatrice wrote: "Hi K.L.

Just realized I can answer you! Better late etc. Thanks for the great review. And thanks for being a fan. Happy reading.

Bx

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Beatrice Hi K.L.

Just realized I can answer you! Better late etc. Thanks for the great review. And thanks for being a fan. Happy reading.

Bx




message 1: by Kelly

Kelly Hi Beatrice!
Thanks for adding me...it made my day seeing that one of my newly admired authors is in town. :)

I hope all is well, and that brain is abrewing more stories for those of us who are desperate for some.

K.L.


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