Alice Thompson


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Edinburgh, Scotland
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Alice Thompson is a Scottish novelist.

Thompson was educated at St George's School, Edinburgh then read English at Oxford and wrote her Ph.D. thesis on Henry James. In the 1980s she played keyboard with rock band The Woodentops.

She has a son and lives in Edinburgh. Her novel Justine was the joint winner of the 1996 James Tait Black Memorial Prize. She has also won a Creative Scotland Award in 2000 and was a Writer in Residence in Shetland.
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Average rating: 3.4 · 2,251 ratings · 353 reviews · 17 distinct worksSimilar authors
The Book Collector

3.42 avg rating — 997 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Pharos: A Ghost Story

3.05 avg rating — 206 ratings — published 2002 — 6 editions
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Burnt Island

3.15 avg rating — 100 ratings — published 2013 — 3 editions
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Justine

3.59 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1996 — 8 editions
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The Existential Detective

2.79 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2010 — 4 editions
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Pandora's Box

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The Falconer

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“And for an insane moment she thought, this is no different from normality, just women existing and surviving, this is what happens to women who don't fit into a world created by men.”
Alice Thompson, The Book Collector

“Don't become the object of affection. It's dangerous. Certain men want to possess you entirely. Men will do anything to satisfy their desires and this can lead men down paths they are powerless to resist.”
Alice Thompson, The Book Collector

“Do you like books, Lady Murray?' Lavinia asked.
'Just to read,' Violet said.
'A mistake. A very big mistake. A poorly bound book disintegrates. Where would our learning be then? We need something permanent, solid. We need to treat words with the respect they are due. Treasure them. Adorn the books that contain these words with leather bindings, illuminate their words with gold. We shouldn't treat learning lightly.'
'But I would treat a word scrawled on a scrap of paper with the same respect as one written on an illuminated manuscript.”
Alice Thompson

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