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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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Deborah Swift Hi Amy, I have lots of ideas, but know I will be working on a book for many months, so the one I choose to work on must be interesting and dynamic eno…moreHi Amy, I have lots of ideas, but know I will be working on a book for many months, so the one I choose to work on must be interesting and dynamic enough to keep me hooked for a long time. I have about six books on my 'mental shortlist' at any one time, and choose by instinct.(less)
Deborah Swift Hi Robyn, I'd love to write a sequel. I'm currently in the middle of a trilogy commissioned by a UK publisher, and have one more book to complete befo…moreHi Robyn, I'd love to write a sequel. I'm currently in the middle of a trilogy commissioned by a UK publisher, and have one more book to complete before I think of what to write next. But yes, I would like to see what hapens to Zachary, Elspet and Luisa next!(less)
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I have already read the other two in this series, and was really keen to read the third as I knew I’d be in for a treat. What an adventure! The action never stops as the reader is whisked from one disaster to the next. Set in Ireland, in the turbulent aftermath of the English Civil Wars  – the little known setting of the Eleven Years War, the historical research shines th

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Deborah Swift added a status update: My new book will be out on 5th January next year - The Lifeline, It's a WW2 story set in Nazi-occupied Norway and the Shetland Islands in Scotland. You can find it on Goodreads already, so do check the 'want-to-read' book if you think you'd like it.

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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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