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Amanda Sington-Williams

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I got hooked on writing when I did a two year course in Creative Writing at Sussex University where I gained an MA. The Eloquence of Desire was my first novel. It was published in 2010 and has been translated into Turkish. This was a Romance and won an award from the Royal Literary Fund. My latest novel Just Two Weeks is a psychological thriller set in Sri Lanka and The Lake District in northern UK. This won the IPR Agents Pick. I am a disabled writer and can only type with two fingers! I love singing and I sing in a Community Choir in Brighton called Dawn Chorus. I mentor new novel writers.

I grew up in Cambridge and Liverpool and left school at 16. I have lived in Japan, Spain and Australia and have had a variety of jobs including teacher
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I was fortunate enough to be called into an interview with the charismatic Paul Stone who works for Radio Reverb in Brighton. The interview was about an hour long and the main subject was my novel, Just Two Weeks. Especiallyselected music to match the mood of my novel was played in between sections and wetalked about this and that while the musicran its course.To be honest it was less like...

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“He watched the newly arrived commuters as they stepped into the carriage, pushed their way down the tube, the odours from their damp clothes mingling, giving off varying degrees of mustiness: London grime, or smoke from airless offices. A woman wearing a blue swing coat glanced along the carriage, casting around for an empty seat. Her pale skin, the searching green eyes, reminded him of Emma. Briefly, he felt his breath catch; he stood, clambered back over his neighbour and indicated for her to take his seat. And so his mind stayed with Emma when he knew he should be working out a strategy for telling Dorothy of his news. But Emma was never far away; like the glitter balls in dance halls, she would slowly rotate in his memory, different facets reappearing, as the hues changed in her auburn hair.”
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Michael Murphy Amanda, thanks for connecting on Goodreads. Good luck with your book release. I hope you'll put my Prohibition-era mystery, The Yankee Club on your to-read list. https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/2...


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