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Marius Gabriel

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Marius Gabriel is an international thriller and mystery writer.

Under the pseudonym Madeleine Ker, he wrote over 30 romance novels in the 1980s.

As Marius Gabriel he has written several mystery best-sellers, some of them historical novels.

He has three grown-up children and currently lives in Cairo and London. He is 59.

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Marius Gabriel So sorry it took me nearly a year to answer you Tine, I am not on social media much these days. Apologies. The book I found most mysterious, even…moreSo sorry it took me nearly a year to answer you Tine, I am not on social media much these days. Apologies. The book I found most mysterious, even while I was writing it, was Gabon. It took a long time to write, and I found myself having to write and rewrite the same scenes dozens of times.

The easiest book to write was my latest, The Ocean Liner -- and the reason was that I spent a couple of years researching and thinking about the characters before I ever put pen to paper.

So, oddly, both books took the same effort and length of time. One took a lot of writing and the other a lot of thinking. I hope this helps!(less)
Marius Gabriel Thank you so much, I really appreciate that, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the books! I'm hoping to have a third Redcliffe Sisters book ready in the…moreThank you so much, I really appreciate that, and I'm so glad you enjoyed the books! I'm hoping to have a third Redcliffe Sisters book ready in the not-too-distant future. But in the meantime, I've written a book set in Paris at the end of World War II, which centers around a famous French fashion designer! I wonder if you can guess who?(less)
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The Designer

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4.12 avg rating — 6,023 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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The Parisians

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The Seventh Moon

4.31 avg rating — 1,973 ratings — published 1999 — 10 editions
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Wish Me Luck As You Wave Me...

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Take Me to Your Heart Again...

4.24 avg rating — 1,307 ratings — published 2016 — 2 editions
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The Original Sin

4.31 avg rating — 1,277 ratings — published 1992 — 15 editions
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A House of Many Rooms

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The Mask of Time

4.21 avg rating — 815 ratings — published 1993 — 15 editions
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Gabon

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Metaphysical aspects of breadmaking

I make bread every couple of days, sometimes by hand, sometimes in my trusty Panasonic bread machine. Even in the machine, however, results are hard to duplicate. Every loaf is different. Today's olive bread, for example, usually easy to make, would not rise properly.



It's hard to say why, because bread making is a combination of several disciplines: biology (getting the yeast to grow), chemistr... Read more of this blog post »
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High Windows by Philip Larkin
“They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.”
Philip Larkin
Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
" You're absolutely right, Deb, and I apologize deeply if my review took away from your enjoyment. I've labelled the review with a warning!

Marius
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Kazuo Ishiguro is one of the finest novelists writing in English today. Reviewing his books is always a challenge, partly because it is hard to discuss any of them without giving away the plot to some degree -- no, they don't
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A Life in Parts by Bryan Cranston
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When thrillers are described as "gripping," it usually means mildly interesting. Not in this case. This novel grabs you by the throat and doesn't let go until the very last page.

I can't say enough good things about the plot, characters and dialogue.
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“In my experience, the unmarried women are the smartest.”
Marius Gabriel, The Designer

“We’re each on our own tightrope. All we can do is pick one another up after we fall.”
Marius Gabriel, The Designer

“He turned to Isobel. ‘How about you, Frau Hitler?”
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“And the rest is rust and stardust.”
Vladimir Nabokov, Lolita

“They fuck you up, your mum and dad.
They may not mean to, but they do.
They fill you with the faults they had
And add some extra, just for you.

But they were fucked up in their turn
By fools in old-style hats and coats,
Who half the time were soppy-stern
And half at one another's throats.

Man hands on misery to man.
It deepens like a coastal shelf.
Get out as early as you can,
And don't have any kids yourself.”
Philip Larkin, High Windows

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V. Pain I went to get a free copy but since my Kindle Country is US it is not free! I would love to read Original Sin again!


Marius Gabriel Let me have a mailing address and I will get a paperback copy to you right away :)


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