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

“His quick wits, his language skills and personal knowledge of the battle arena brought him success and esteem and his abilities had not gone unremarked when, after the war, he had decided to join the police force.”
Barbara Cleverly, The Damascened Blade: Third in series

“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.”
Barbara Cleverly, The Blood Royal: A Joe Sandilands Murder Mystery

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