Mary Chamberlain

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Mary Chamberlain is a novelist and Emeritus Professor of Caribbean History at Oxford Brookes University. Fer book Fenwomen was the first book to be published by Virago Press in 1975. Since then, she has published six other works of history, and edited a further five. Her first novel, The Dressmaker of Dachau was published by HarperCollins in the UK and, under the title The Dressmaker's War, by Random House in the USA. In all, it sold to 18 countries and was an international best-seller. Her second novel, The Hidden, is to be published by OneWorld Publications in February 2019.

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