Barbara Cleverly


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in The United Kingdom
May 24, 1940

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Barbara Cleverly was born in the north of England and is a graduate of Durham University. A former teacher, she has spent her working life in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk; she now lives in Cambridge. She has one son and five step-children.

Her Joe Sandilands series of books set against the background of the British Raj was inspired by the contents of a battered old tin trunk that she found in her attic. Out of it spilled two centuries of memories of a family – especially a great uncle who spent a lot of time in India – whose exploits and achievements marched in time with the flowering of the British Empire.

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“Money closes more than mouths, it closes minds.”
Barbara Cleverly, Not My Blood

“But that’s ghastly old Chepstow. Drunk as a lord again!’ ‘If that’s Chepstow he is a lord,’ objected Dedham, trying to turn for a better view. ‘He’s entitled, you might say.”
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“All women become like their mothers.”
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