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Catherine Taylor

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I was born and grew up on the small island of Guernsey, one of the British Channel Islands in the English Channel.

My mother was a professional landscape artist, who spent her life painting the beautiful beaches and countryside of Guernsey. And so I grew up in an environment where it was a very normal thing to want to make a living from your art. Which is just as well, because I’m someone who always knew she wanted to be a writer, and if I’d had parents who’d harboured hopes of me becoming a tax accountant or a corporate lawyer, they’d have been sorely disappointed.

I’ve been obsessed with words and books since the day I first learned to read, and grew up on classic children’s authors like Eni

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Beyond the Moon

4.22 avg rating — 2,419 ratings — published 2019 — 5 editions
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Just wanted to let you know that a new article I wrote about my inspiration for Beyond The Moon has just appeared on the Women Writers, Women's Books site:
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" Thank you so much, PJ! I really hope your book club enjoys the novel as much as you did. If you would like me to answer any particular questions you m ...more "
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Notes From Nethers by Sandra Lee Eugster
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Beautifully written account of a sensitive girl growing up in a commune environment. I absolutely loved this. The insights are incredible
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"10 Stars Worth of Outstanding!

This is without doubt a hugely ambitious and highly atmospheric tale, made all the more astounding for being a debut novel. I started to read doubting I would carry on, BUT I am SO glad I kept to my 3 chapter rule.
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"OMG, this book is just solid GOLD! I already suspected I would like the book, when I first read the description of it. And boy was I right; I not only liked the story, but fell totally in love with it! This truly is the most magnificent and beautiful" Read more of this review »
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"I was intrigued by the WWI topic, but a little dismayed at the slow start to the book. However, I am so glad I stayed with it! Some of the plot twists at the beginning, with both characters, were pretty depressing; but, I am giving this book 5 stars " Read more of this review »
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“It is not because things are difficult that we do not dare; it is because we do not dare that they are difficult.”
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