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Amanda Larkman

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Amanda Larkman was born in a hospital as it was being bombed during a revolution. The rest of her upbringing, in the countryside of Kent, has been relatively peaceful.

She graduated with a BA English Literature degree and an MA in Modern Literature and has taught English for over twenty years. 'The Woman and the Witch' is her first novel.

Hobbies include trying to find the perfect way to make popcorn, watching her mad labradoodle run like a galloping horse, and reading brilliant novels that make her feel bitter and jealous.

She has a husband and two teenage children, all of whom are far nicer than the characters in her book.

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On Twitter: @MiddleageWar
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Blog: www.middle-agedwarrior.com
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Average rating: 4.56 · 714 ratings · 99 reviews · 4 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Woman and the Witch

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Interview with the BBC

Another interview! This time with Pat Marsh over at BBC Radio Kent. I hope to chat with them again soon as they’ve asked me to do some blog posts.

Have a listen! https://youtu.be/qTduIntLX5k

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Frieda by Amanda Larkman
"Loved it. So good to read Freida's story, a second novel which didn't disappoint in any way.

Even as a second novel it's a superb read. No airy fairy teenage witch with the obligatory long golden curls and a skinny figure, Freida is a totally differen" Read more of this review »
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Unexpectedly delightful :)
I loved the first book, and this too has me wishing the series had already been written and I was just at the beginning! I think we all have a bit of Frieda in us, and we all strive to be more Lilleth. " Read more of this review »
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Hollywood Babylon by Kenneth Anger
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The Heights
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I had a rush of blood to the head and read five Candlish novels on the trot. ‘The Day You Saved my Life’ (it was awful, really don’t bother with this one) ‘The Second Husband’, ‘The Island Hideaway’, ‘Those People’ and ‘The Heights’.

They were all rea
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The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
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A great rollicking read bouncing around Hollywood in the 50s and 60s. It had a Valley of the Dolls vibe but not quite so dark. It reminded me of the Jackie Collins bonkbusters of old but with a little more sophistication and nuance. I liked the relat ...more
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Many people may, like me, be put off by the author’s choice of not using speech marks. I gave up on ‘Normal People’ because of it, and I have to confess I spent a lot of time trying to puzzle out who was saying what to whom – which was infuriating.

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Many people may, like me, be put off by the author’s choice of not using speech marks. I gave up on ‘Normal People’ because of it, and I have to confess I spent a lot of time trying to puzzle out who was saying what to whom – which was infuriating.

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A Gentleman in Moscow
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This is going to be an unpopular review. So many people I know LOVED this but I just couldn't get into it. I think the problem was I listened on Audible and the narrator's voice was not only pompous it was curiously soporific that meant whenever I he ...more
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“The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” – Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca 410 BCE)”
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“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain (attributed but prob not true - shame - I shall pretend it was him)”
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“The society that separates its scholars from its warriors will have its thinking done by cowards and its fighting by fools.” – Thucydides, History of the Peloponnesian War (ca 410 BCE)”
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“When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.

Mark Twain (attributed but prob not true - shame - I shall pretend it was him)”
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