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Waheed Rabbani

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Delhi area, India
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M. M. Kaye, Paul Scott, E. M. Forster, R. Kipling

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Waheed Rabbani was born in India and introduced to English novels in his father’s library. Many of the books were purchased at ‘garage sales’ held by departing British civil service officers during the Raj.

Waheed graduated from a university in England, and obtained a master’s degree and a Creative Writing Certificate in Canada. He is now settled, on the shores of Lake Ontario.

Waheed’s first novel, Doctor Margaret’s Sea-chest is Book I of a trilogy of historical fiction, set during India’s struggle for freedom from the Raj.

In 1965, a century old sea chest is discovered in a hospital in Delhi. An American doctor, Sharif, is entrusted with the task of locating and returning the trunk to the owner’s relatives. Sharif tracks down Doctor Margaret
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Waheed Rabbani Erma wrote: "Sorry to have missed your interview live but I did listen in this morning. Was quite fascinating, and I appreciated your adventures in research. Never thought about it, but it's true, there aren't ..."

Hi Erma;

Thanks for listening to the podcast. That's possibly its best feature that it is available even after the show. You got me interested in Svetlana again. I've been meaning to weave her story (her romance with the Indian diplomat and her travel to India) into my book III, but haven't figured out how to do it yet.

Best regards,
Wally


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Erma Odrach Sorry to have missed your interview live but I did listen in this morning. Was quite fascinating, and I appreciated your adventures in research. Never thought about it, but it's true, there aren't many 1,000 page books out there anymore. No doubt that's why trilogies are becoming more and more popular.

I very much appreciate researched books and I'm looking forward to reading Dr. Margaret's Sea Chest.


Cheryl Hi Wally,

Thanks so much for saying you'll vote for Lancelot's Lady. I'll look for your vote. :-)

And yes, I am moving on from my last publisher. I'll be able to move on completely as soon as they pay me. It's unfortunate I was put in the position I was in, but I believe in Karma.

All the best to you!
Cheryl


Waheed Rabbani Hi Bradely, I am honoured to be your friend. I'll look into your "Dreamsbane..." for I love dreams. My novel (much to my publisher's chagrin), starts with one!

Best,
Wally


Bradley Thank you for adding me as a friend. =)

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Dreamsbane of Tamalor by Bradley James Simpson


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