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Kate Kingsbury

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Kate Kingsbury grew up in London, England, and at a very early age began telling stories to her school friends during the London Blitz of WW II while huddling in bomb shelters. Kate moved to the U.S. in the early sixties, and had passed her 50th birthday when she published her first book. Writing as Doreen Roberts, (her real name at the time) she published 26 romance novels for Harlequin/Silhouette. In 1991 her first Pennyfoot Hotel book was published and since then Kate has written 35 mysteries, including the Manor House mysteries, the Bellehaven House mysteries(written as Rebecca Kent) and the Raven's Nest mysteries, (written as Allison Kingsley.) Her new series, The Merry Ghost Inn Mysteries debuted in January, 2017 with Dead and Breakfa ...more

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Oh, how I wish!!!! I would love to see the Pennyfoot mysteries on TV! And you are right, Jim Carter would make a perfect Baxter. If I ever get the offer, and I'm always hoping, I will definitely suggest him for the role. Thanks so much for asking!
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My grandmother lived on the southeast coast of England, facing the North Sea. Her cottage sat just yards from the beach, perched high on the cliffs, with a low brick wall separating it from the coast road. Grandma’s house had no electricity, no gas, and no plumbing. She had been stone-deaf since a child, when a schoolmate threw a slate at her head. She must have been horrified that summer of 19... Read more of this blog post »
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“There was really no need for a woman to have a man in her life in order to be happy, Cecily assured herself. In fact, a man could be quite bothersome, especially when he refused to explain the reason for his disturbing behavior. If she ever returned to this life, she had often told herself, it would be as a man. Men, it seemed, were blithely unconcerned with the feelings of others.”
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“Which is exactly why we must have equal pay. That is all women want, Baxter. We don’t want to eradicate all men from the earth, we just want to live side by side with our counterparts in harmony and independence, sharing their lives, as partners.”
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“Men do not appreciate intelligence in women. It is not considered to be feminine.”
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