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Rachel Burton

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Rachel Burton has been making up stories for as long as she can remember and always dreamed of being a writer until life somehow got in the way. After reading for a degree in Classics and another in English Literature she accidentally fell into a career in law, but eventually managed to write her first book on her lunch breaks.

She has spent most of her life between Cambridge and London but now lives in Yorkshire with her husband and their three cats. She loves yoga, ice hockey, tea, The Beatles, dresses with pockets and very tall romantic heroes.

Find her on Twitter & Instagram as @RachelBWriter or follow her blog at rachelburtonwrites.com. She is always happy to talk books, writing, music, cats and how the weather in Yorkshire is rubbish.
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Think only of the past as its remembrance gives you pleasure – Jane Austen, Pride and Prejudice Nostalgia  (noun)  a sentimental longing or wistful affection for a period in the past (OED) To describe something as nostalgic is often a criticism, a snubbing of anything wistful or rose-tinted, sometimes even slightly sneering. But I love the sensation […]
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Barbara Hey,
Thanks for the friend request. Looking forward to have a new friend. I already read Jane Eyre. I think it's a good book. take care. keep in touch.


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