Margot Livesey

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Margot grew up in a boys' private school in the Scottish Highlands where her father taught, and her mother, Eva, was the school nurse. After taking a B.A. in English and philosophy at the University of York in England she spent most of her twenties working in restaurants and learning to write. Her first book, a collection of stories called Learning By Heart, was published in Canada in 1986. Since then Margot has published eight novels: Homework, Criminals, The Missing World, Eva Moves the Furniture, Banishing Verona, The House on Fortune Street, The Flight of Gemma Hardy and Mercury. She has also published The Hidden Machinery: Essays on Writing. Her ninth novel, The Boy in The Field, will be published by HarperCollins in August, 2020.

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The Flight of Gemma Hardy

3.60 avg rating — 14,528 ratings — published 2012 — 20 editions
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Eva Moves the Furniture

3.65 avg rating — 2,213 ratings — published 2001 — 10 editions
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The House on Fortune Street

3.52 avg rating — 1,971 ratings — published 2008 — 15 editions
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Mercury

3.34 avg rating — 1,189 ratings — published 2016 — 18 editions
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Banishing Verona

3.41 avg rating — 603 ratings — published 2004 — 5 editions
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The Missing World

3.28 avg rating — 510 ratings — published 1999 — 11 editions
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Criminals

3.60 avg rating — 424 ratings — published 1995 — 17 editions
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Homework

3.46 avg rating — 240 ratings — published 1990 — 2 editions
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The Hidden Machinery: Essay...

4.01 avg rating — 158 ratings — published 2017 — 3 editions
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The Boy in the Field

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Reading Haunting Paris for the second time, I appreciated it even more than the first - which is saying a great deal. The novel, which is set in 1989, has a wonderfully suspenseful plot, revolving around the harrowing deportation of the French Jews. ...more
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“Running, I soon realized, was the best way to stay ahead of fear.”
Margot Livesey, The Flight of Gemma Hardy

“As far as I'm concerned it's the other way round. We repeat what we remember. Only forgetfulness sets us free.”
Margot Livesey, The Missing World

“so often my own emotions were hidden not only from other people but from myself. or perhaps it was the other way round: i was hiding from them. ”
Margot Livesey, The House on Fortune Street

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