Carolyn Kirby

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Carolyn Kirby's debut novel The Conviction of Cora Burns was published in the UK and North America. It was chosen by The Times as an historical fiction book of the month and went on to be long-listed for the Historical Writers Association debut crown award.
Carolyn's second novel When We Fall is published in the UK in May 2020.
Originally from the northeast of England, Carolyn studied history at St Hilda’s College, Oxford. Before being a full-time writer, she worked in social housing and as a teacher. She has two grown-up daughters and lives with her husband in Oxfordshire. To find out more, go to


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The Conviction of Cora Burns

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“Sometimes in life,’ Miriam said with great authority, ‘the truth of a thing hits you with bodily force. It is not a feeling that occurs very often but when it does you know you may rely upon it.”
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