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Deborah Swift

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I am a novelist living in the Lake District in England. I write historical fiction but read widely - contemporary and classic fiction. I choose my books carefully, so I don't read many duds. If I do, they are not reviewed here, as a gesture of respect to other writers.

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L Dear Deborah,
Thank you for being my friend here on GoodReads. Your novel 'The Gilded Lily' was beautiful, hence i do hope to have the oportunity of reading more of your work in the future. Thank you once again,
Lucinda x


William O'Brien Hi Deborah- Thank you for your friendship.

Please visit my website http://www.peteradarkenedfairytale.co.uk
to view a sample page and many other snippets about the book.
Expected release date Feb.

Best wishes, William


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