Rachel Walkley

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Born in the Midlands, I grew up in East Anglia and am now firmly lodged in the North West of England. My first writing achievement was my Brownie badge and after that I've never let go of the dream of becoming of an author. Once a librarian and caretaker of books, I'm now a teller of tales and want to share with you the secrets that hide in the pages of my books.

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Rachel Walkley We often feel constrained by time or a place, sometimes both. If you had to make a decision to live somewhere that offers you few comforts would you d…moreWe often feel constrained by time or a place, sometimes both. If you had to make a decision to live somewhere that offers you few comforts would you do it for money, for your career, or maybe love? It's great start for a mystery and plenty of secrets. Once I'd thought of where to base the book, everything else flowed from there.(less)
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The Women of Heachley Hall

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The Last Thing She Said

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Pick a name, any name.

Choosing a character’s name should be a fun part of writing a novel. Whether you have a name you’ve always wanted to use, perhaps even created a story specific to it, or relied on random selection, the book will always be known in your head as ‘so and so’s’ story. The Women of Heachley Hall is Miriam’s book, Beyond the Yew Tree is Laura’s. In The Last Thing She Said, which features three women, I

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Beyond the Yew Tree by Rachel Walkley
"Beyond the Yew Tree is an absolutely stunning, all-encompassing read!

I never knew I could read close to 400 pages in a 24-hour period, but I did. I couldn’t swipe the pages fast enough. It had all the ingredients I love in a really good book...a good" Read more of this review »
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"Laura has just started jury duty for a trial of defrauding a charity for the blind. While in court, she starts to hear mysterious buzzing and hissing, which change into whispering voices as the days pass. She is haunted by terrible nightmares of a Vi" Read more of this review »
Beyond the Yew Tree by Rachel Walkley
"https://donnasbookblog.wordpress.com/...

I really enjoyed this story and it was one that had me gripped to the very end, I loved the mix of ghost story and historical fiction, it was the perfect mix of genres for this story to work and I loved the lit" Read more of this review »
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The Toymakers by Robert Dinsdale
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The Watchmaker of Filigree Street by Natasha Pulley
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The 7½ Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Stuart Turton
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Mahatma Gandhi
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”
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Antonio Porchia
“One lives in the hope of becoming a memory.”
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Sarah Addison Allen
“Like magic, she felt him getting nearer, felt it like a pull in the pit of her stomach. It felt like hunger but deeper, heavier. Like the best kind of expectation. Ice cream expectation. Chocolate expectation.”
Sarah Addison Allen, The Sugar Queen

Deb Caletti
“I was like a chocolate in a box, looking well behaved and perfect in place, all the while harboring a secret center.”
Deb Caletti, Honey, Baby, Sweetheart

Forrest Curran
“Apples to oranges, the act of comparing your life to another’s is more like comparing an elephant to an apple, it makes no sense to compare someone’s life that you have no knowledge about to that of your own, of which in all earnest is not something that you completely understand yourself.”
Forrest Curran, Purple Buddha Project: Purple Book of Self-Love

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